Backdating checks irs
This is a fraud on the tax authorities, a criminal offence and is likely to get the lawyer who prepared the document disciplined by his regulator and possibly also charged as a co-conspirator.
What confirmation of the earlier agreement did the client or the company for which the client (and lawyer) works provide?
The argument is obviously not valid if the transaction is one which is required by law to be in writing such as a transfer of land.
This is not an agreement that could have been made orally.
For example, if one wishes to backdate a document for the purposes of recording an earlier oral agreement, it should nevertheless still be drafted in such a way so as to avoid giving the incorrect impression that it was actually signed on the date stated.
The best way to achieve this is to state openly in the document that it is recording an earlier oral agreement made on, and so is with effect from, a particular date and then date it the actual date it was signed.