Jehu Hand is one of the
preeminent securities lawyers specializing in micro-cap companies and reverse
mergers. Jehu Hand now practices internationally and lives abroad. 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 &
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 &
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
equipment. 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.
Mr. Hand was counsel on one of the first reverse mergers 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 and NASDAQ, all while engaged in solo securities law practice. In the era of the megalaw firm, this is unique.
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 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.
Jehu Hand received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1984 and 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. He is a private pilot and an occasional sailor.
RECENT EVENTS AND INTERNET DEFAMATION
One of the consistent patterns in my professional and personal life is that when I see corruption or fraud, I speak out. Most people just do not want to "get involved," but I believe that in a free society, we all have personal responsibility to combat evil. Edmund Burke may not have actually said "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," but it is a truism. In 2008 I became aware that a former friend, Keith A. Mazer, had been using the accounts of his brokerage clients to perpetrate stock manipulation. I subsequently also became aware that his motivation for "helping" in the construction of my house in Antigua was less than pure. When I brought Mazer's stock fraud to light, he made a claim upon my house, eventually breaking into it and assaulting me. Although I have substantially recovered from Mazer's assault, I still cannot use this wonderful property due to fear for my life. Mazer is very angry that I closed down his stock manipulation business and appears to spend most of his time posting ungrammatical diatribes against me on the internet. See http://www.stockparking.com Because of the physical threat to my safety and the safety of my family from Mr. Mazer, I have been forced to flee my home and work out of an undisclosed location, outside of the United States. My principal place of business and mailing address are outside the United States.
Another unsavory person is Edward Bukstel. From 2009 to 2010, I was the bookkeeper for a small public company, VitaminSpice, of which Bukstel was CEO. In the course of my duties, I came across Bukstel's misuse of corporate funds and his habitual drunkenness, which eventually drove his company into the ground. I brought the situation to the attention of the Board of Directors. The other directors at the time, "Bill" Fields of Walmart fame, and Dr. Richard Seelig resigned when they knew what was going on. Nevertheless, as a result of my battle to salvage VitaminSpice, Mr. Bukstel also appears to spend most of his time engineering caustic proclamations.
Jehu Hand Related Links
Selected filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission Jehu Personal Pictures
Jehu Hand's Securities Law Blog
Telephone (949) 489-2400, fax (949) 489-0034