In New York, EPTL 10-9.1 governs the revocability of a power of appointment, the revocability of an exercise of a power of appointment, and the ability of a donee to reappoint the same property.
Text of NY EPTL 10-9.1
§ 10-9.1 Revocability of a power of appointment
(a) A power of appointment is irrevocable unless the donor reserves the right to revoke it.
(b) An exercise of power of appointment is irrevocable whenever:
(1) The donor of a special power manifests his intention that its
exercise be irrevocable, or
(2) The donee does not manifest in the instrument exercising the power his intention to reserve a power of revocation.
(c) If the donee in exercising a power reserves a power to revoke the appointment, but does not expressly reserve a power to reappoint, upon the exercise of the power of revocation, the donee can reappoint.
(d) An instrument exercising a power of appointment is affected by fraud in the same manner as a deed or will, executed by an owner or by a trustee of property.
Notes on NY EPTL 10-9.1
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