Possessing shares in a restaurant that serves alcohol
April 30, 2015
Q: I am a silent partner in a restaurant that serves alcohol.What course of action should I take with my share? My partners are unlikely to sell. If I have to sell, who do I sell to?
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A: It is not permitted to serve alcohol and any income thereby earned is unlawful. You should first insist that your partners stop serving alcohol. If they refuse, you should sell your share of the business to the partners. If that too is not possible, you should continue to object to the serving of alcohol, not take any earnings from the alcohol, and try to exist the business as soon as possible.