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To remove or convey from one place or person to another. The removal of a case from one court to another court within the same system where it might have been instituted. An act of the parties, or of the law, by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.

Transfer encompasses the sale and every other method, direct or indirect, of (1) disposing of property or an interest therein or possession thereof; or (2) fixing a lien (a charge against property to secure a debt) absolutely or conditionally, voluntarily or involuntarily, with or without judicial proceedings, in the form of a conveyance, sale, payment, pledge, lien, mortgage, gift, or otherwise. The term transfer has a general meaning and can include the act of giving property by will.

Transfer is the comprehensive term used by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)—a body of law adopted by the states that governs mercantile transactions—to describe the act that passes an interest in an instrument (a written legal document) from one person to another.


n. 1) the movement of property from one person or entity to another. 2) passage of title to property from the owner to another person. 3) a piece of paper given to allow a person or shipment to continue travel.


verb assign, bequeath, bestow, carry, conner, consign, deed, deliver, deliver over, demise, devolve, forward, grant, hand on, pass, pass on, remove, send, shift, traducere, transferre, transmit, transmittere, transport
Associated concepts: transfer an interest
See also: abalienate, assignment, attorn, banish, bear, cargo, carriage, cede, cession, confer, consign, consignment, convert, conveyance, copy, deed, defect, delegate, delivery, demise, deport, devise, devolution, devolve, dispatch, dispensation, displace, disposition, exchange, give, grant, impart, move, reassign, refer, relegate, remand, removal, remove, replace, replacement, sale, send, subrogation, supplant, transmit, transmittal, transport, yield


to make over to another rights in or interests over property; sometimes the term is used as a noun to denote the instrument by which this is effected.

TRANSFER, cont. The act by which the owner of a thing delivers it to another person, with the intent of passing the rights which he has in it to the latter.
     2. It is a rule founded on the plainest dictates of common sense, adopted in all systems of law, that no one can transfer a right to another which he has not himself: nemo plus juris ad alienum transfers potest quam ipse habet. Dig. 50, 17, 54 10 Pet. 161, 175; Co. Litt. 305.
     3. To transfer means to change; for example, one may transfer a legacy, either, 1st. By the change of the person of the legatee, as, I bequeath to Primus a horse which I before bequeathed to Secundus. 2d. By the change of the thing bequeathed, as, I bequeath to Tertius my History of the United States instead of my copy of the Life of Washington. 3d. By the change of the person who was bound to pay the legacy, as, I direct that the sun) of one hundred dollars, which I directed should be charged upon my house which I gave to Quartus, shall be paid by my executors.

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July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Stock Transfer, LLC, a securities transfer agent based in Mountain View, California, today announced that it has named Linda DeMelis as Senior Vice President.
He dismissed the argument that stock transfer organisations were undemocratic, saying stock transfer ballots typically achieved a turnout of more than 70pc while councillors were elected on a turnout of 40pc.
Despite the fact that the IRS is probably no longer as eager to scrutinize intrafamily S stock transfers, the rules of those cases should apply under current law.
367(a)-3(d) provides, however, that transactions in which one or both of these corporations are foreign will be treated as stock transfers within the scope of section 367(a) and therefore subject to the GRA requirements.
In the survey, The Bank of New York outperformed its competition in five of the six categories, including stock transfers, shareholder services, issuer services, dividend disbursement, and dividend reinvestment and direct stock purchase plan services.
As of today, all shareholder inquiries should be directed to American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC representatives at:
The most important change includes expansion of the stock transfer rules under section 367(a) and elimination of a very complex set of attribution rules under section 367(b).
The foregoing rules also apply to certain "indirect" stock transfers described in Temp.
ePresence also announced that it had filed Articles of Dissolution with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth in accordance with its plan of liquidation and that, effective as of June 14, 2004, its stock transfer books have been closed and that no stock transfers will be recorded after such date.
Stock Transfer Corporation, the largest independent stock transfer agency headquartered in the west, specializes in all aspects of stock transfers including issuance of certificates, replacing lost certificates, and distribution of cash and stock dividends, as well as mailing and tabulating proxies.