(1) No brewer shall unreasonably withhold or delay its approval of any assignment, sale or transfer of the stock of a wholesaler or all or any portion of a wholesaler’s assets, wholesaler’s voting stock, the voting stock of any parent corporation, or the beneficial ownership or control of any other entity owning or controlling wholesaler, including the wholesaler’s rights and obligations under the terms of an agreement whenever the person or persons to be substituted meet reasonable standards. Upon the death of one of the partners of a partnership operating the business of a wholesaler, no brewer shall deny the surviving partner or partners of such partnership the right to become a successor-in-interest to the agreement between the brewer and such partnership, provided that the survivor has been active in the management of the partnership and is otherwise capable of carrying on the business of the partnership.
     (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) upon the death of a wholesaler no brewer shall deny approval for any transfer of ownership to a surviving spouse or adult child of an owner of a wholesaler; provided, however, that such subsequent transfers of such ownership by such surviving spouse or adult child shall thereafter be subject to the provisions of subsection (1).

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 815 ILCS 720/6

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Surviving spouse: means "widow" or "widower" as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.32