Share folder containing shared files

Nextcloud version: 16.0.3
Operating system and version: Debian Stretch
PHP version: 7.2.16

I have a folder that contains files regarding facility maintenance. This folder includes subfolders and some documents that were shared with me by person1. person2 is taking person1’s position, and I need to share all these files with person2.

Here is an example directory tree:

* facilities
** printables
*** checklists
*** misc
*** signs
*** registration.docx (shared by person1)
** purchasing
** document.docx (shared by person1)

Currently, if I try to share the top folder with person2, Nextcloud says “Path contains files shared with you”. After reading this issue on GitHub, I understand this is by design.

Does anyone have an idea of the best way to share the top folder with person2 while keeping it fairly organized? I would like to put shared files into the appropriate folders without segregating them from everything else like:

* facilities
** printables
*** checklists
*** misc
*** signs
** purchasing
* facilities-shared
** registration.docx (shared by person1)
** document.docx (shared by person1)