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de Mestre and Company’s Jonathan Papalia appointed as Notary Public in NSW

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 by de Mestre and Company

In October 2016, de Mestre and Company’s Executive Lawyer, Jonathan Papalia was appointed as a Notary Public in the state of New South Wales.

A Notary Public is a public officer given the statutory authority to witness documents, administer oaths, and perform other administrative functions of a national and international nature. As a Notary Public, Jonathan can:

  • Authenticate official, Government and personal documents and information for use overseas
  • Witness signatures of individuals to documents and authenticating identity
  • Witness Powers of Attorney for use overseas, including from time to time, preparing them
  • Certify true copies of documents for use overseas
  • Witnessing documents and authenticating status and transactions for corporations and businesses
  • Deal with documentation for land, property and deceased estates overseas.

In addition to these functions, Jonathan can prepare legal documents, such as a power of attorney or an agreement encompassing and formalising a transaction. As a lawyer and a Notary Public, Jonathan is well qualified to carry out this legal work for his clients as well as perform the notarial function.

For more information about Jonathan’s appointment and the services he can offer, please contact de Mestre and Company on (02) 9233 6233 or by email at

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