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Ownership Transfer Rejected When Stock Certificate Note Endorsed

One of the principles of corporate law that comes up with some frequency in shareholder disputes is that a share certificate is not an interest in a company, but only evidence of ownership.  That does not mean, however, that the formalities for issuing and transferring shares can be ignored.

As a recent case from the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court demonstrates, a court may refuse to recognize what the plaintiff claimed had been a transfer of shares in a closely held corporation when the alleged transferee could not produce the endorsed stock certificate.

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