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Need a clarification:
In Wisconsin; a person owns shares of stock (not publicly traded) and has the stock certificate to that stock sells that stock for $100.00 and gives the buyer a receipt but does not sign off on the required transfer of stock certificate…who owns the stock?
1. When you transfer stock certificates, you usually fill out a stock transfer form and endorse the certificates. The corporate officer, usually the secretary or treasurer, then issues a new certificate in the name of the buyer. Did this happen?
2. Was the assignment of interest you signed in 1993 a substitute for the above process or is that related to something else?
3. How is this assignment of interest in dispute now?
4. What recent actions have taken place by the corporation [such as dividend payments or notice of meetings] that would tend to show that the shares are owned by the buyer?