23 yrs. ago, I and one other started a company investing in and managing real estate and received shares (50% of total issued) in the private company. 20 yrs ago, I stopped all association with company and partner, but keep stock. Today, I want to sell stock. Now the company (only other shareholder) said I verbally gave up my shares (without my signature) 20 yrs ago. I have original certificate showing ownership (no releases or transfers noted). Other shareholder acknowledges my certificate as original, but insists that a verbal arrangement was entered into. No arrangement was agreed upon verbal or otherwise. I never asked for / nor received any corp. records, tax returns, dividends, notices of meetings, any records of meetings, state filings etc.
Thank you for your assistance!