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NOMINAL PARTNER Definition & Legal Meaning

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A person who neither has ownership rights or active involvement in the firm’s affairs, but has a strong interest in the success of the partnership firm. Often a well known, well connected individual whose association lends credibility and recognition to the firm is suited to the role of a nominal partner. This individual also known as a limited or ostensible partner, is paid a fee for his service.


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