In a legal document I am having to edit certain specific phrases, though I have managed to do most I am stuck on a way to change the wording of the phrase "[Company Name] hereby appoints" and still making sound official as it is a legal document. It is a part of a statement that allows a reseller to sell our products.

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Again the phrase I need to change is "[Company Name] hereby appoints"

Thank you

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    You're going to have to tell us what's wrong with "hereby appoints", or we're just guessing. – StoneyB Jun 10 '15 at 10:10
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    And why do you have to change it? Does it still have to pass as a legal document after you revise it? – Brian Hitchcock Jun 10 '15 at 10:12
  • Sorry the problem is that I don't actually know the problem with it. My boss walked in placed the document on my desk and said "I've circled anything that needs changing or removing, thanks" then left. – Mai W Jun 10 '15 at 10:15
  • @Mai_W do you think your boss may be unhappy with 'appoint', because it suggests employing someone for a particular role within your company? I am not sure of the correct legal terminology, but perhaps 'permitting' or 'contracting' or 'outsourcing' may be more appropriate? – Julie Carter Jun 10 '15 at 10:48
  • Documents don't have to be stuffy or convoluted to be legal. Designates or authorizes might be appropriate, but there is nothing wrong with appoints unless it means something special in your business or locale. – bib Jun 10 '15 at 11:18

What about 'Company X hereby sanctions/mandates the resale of its products by company Y'?

  • Thank you. My bosses feedback on this was "It sound better now, thank you" – Mai W Jun 11 '15 at 10:32

What about [Company Name] hereby nominates

or [Company Name] hereby choose

  • Nominate and Appoint have different meanings. – Chenmunka Jun 10 '15 at 10:29
  • but in this context they have the same meaning which is [Company Name] hereby propose or choose or decide, they all have the same meaning in here. – Mourad Jun 10 '15 at 10:46
  • A contract lawyer would disagree with you. – Chenmunka Jun 10 '15 at 10:48
  • the purpose of the statement is that it allows a reseller to sell products. so iam still convinced that the word choose is the best for this context. @chenmunka maybe yes maybe not – Mourad Jun 10 '15 at 10:50

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