For decades, Jehu Hand has been one of the
preeminent independent US securities lawyers specializing in micro-cap companies and reverse
mergers. A graduate of New York University School of Law, Jehu Hand was admitted to practice in Ohio in 1984 (not currently active) and in California in 1986. For more than 20 years he has been involved in numerous cross
border transactions. Mr. Hand was counsel to international securities offerings even prior to the adoption of Regulation S. In 1992, Mr. Hand invented the "Form 10 Shell Company," which concept has been used hundreds of times by other practitioners.
Mr. Hand was counsel on probably the first reverse merger with a Chinese
company, Chinatek, Inc., in 1993 and pioneered the legal methodology
which was followed by other practitioners in the field. He also was
heavily involved with registration of PIPE offerings when the first
became utilized heavily in the late 1990s. Hand has represented issuers
listed on all the major US stock exchanges.
After 29 years of practice, not content with one legal career, he recently received additional legal training in Caribbean Commonwealth Law at the Eugene Dupuch School of Law in Nassau, The Bahamas.
The Eugene Dupuch School of Law is one of the three law schools in the region which qualify lawyers to practice in the British Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, BVI, Cayman Islands,
Dominica, Grenada, Guayana, Jamaica, Monserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, although in the British Overseas Territories such as Cayman Islands, a UK or Wales law degree can be
Globalization demands that we compete more effectively. The globalization of the world financial industry demands that it is no longer sufficient to confine oneself to "thinking inside the box" of what one learned as a youth. Hand's practice is now able to embrace multinational facets unavailable to his peers.
Among the well known clients that Jehu Hand was assigned to work on as a young associate was The Limited (NYSE:LTD) and BancOne of Ohio. The training Jehu received at Schwartz, Kelm, Warren and Rubenstein laid an excellent foundation for his future professional life. From January to December 1990 he was a partner of Day, Campbell & Hand, a securities law boutique firm in Costa Mesa, California, and was an associate of its predecessor law firm from July 1986 to December 1989. From January 1991 to January 1992 he was a shareholder of McKittrick, Jackson, DeMarco & Peckenpaugh, a law corporation and at the time the fifth largest firm in Orange County. From January 1992 to December 1992 he was the Vice President-Corporate Counsel and Secretary of Biolase Technology, Inc. (BLTI:NASDAQ/NMS), which designs, manufactures and markets dental lasers. He was a director of Biolase from February 1992 to February 1993. At Biolase, Jehu Hand helped lead the company from a family owned business which had just completed a reverse merger, found financing for Biolase and led its transition to a full fledged public company. From January to October, 1992 Mr. Hand was Of Counsel to the Law Firm of Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard.
Jehu Hand has been involved as counsel to the issuer and/or underwriter in over 100 public offerings. He was the counsel on the initial public offering or 1934 Act registration of the following notable public companies, among others:
Compressco, Inc., which originally went public as shell company at $3.00 per share and was taken private at a price over $300 per share in cash.
Tech Team Global, Inc.
AlCis Health, Inc.
Arkona, Inc., which recently (2007) was the beneficiary of a tender offer by Dealer Track Holdings.
Winner Medical Group, Inc.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc.
Alpine Air Express, Inc.
Rockport Healthcare Group, Inc.
Jehu Hand has been an EDGAR filing agent for more than 10 years, and continues to act as an agent in connection with his securities law practice.
As Sarbanes-Oxley became a reality and changed forever the accounting and regulatory burden on US reporting companies, Jehu Hand has become familiar with accounting policies and procedures and internal controls; he has served as chief financial officer for dozens of small companies.
Jehu Hand received a B.A .in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University. He was a registered principal (Series 7, 24 and 63) of Jackson, Kohle & Co., a broker-dealer and member of the Financial Regulatory Authority,from 1992 to March, 2010.
In addition to its transactional practice, the firm has developed a
specialty in UCC Article 8. Article 8 is the forgotten article of
The core of Article 8 is that once a company issues a security (such as a share of common stock)
that security is valid and cannot be cancelled, nor can the company place a stop transfer on the certificate. The only person who can cause a stop transfer is someone who has the right to make an adverse claim--that is, the owner of record.
For your reference are two lawsuits in which the firm was counsel on UCC matters:
Duluth Venture Capital Partners, LLC c. CleanTech Biofuels, et. al and exhibits.
(Defendants all agreed to pay settlement)
Filiatreaux v. Duoyuan Printing, Inc. (pending)
If you are a stockholder and you believe that the issuer has wrongfully placed a stop order on your shares, contact us for a consultation.
Jehu Hand speaks proficient Russian and Spanish. A private pilot and yachtsman, he is at home in the Caribbean where he currently resides. As you can see, he designs his own web pages.
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