I have been involved with a startup company for about 2 years now. I have been promised sweat equity/shares for my services. Nothing has been inked on paper but several verbal promises have been made and email exchanges have happened over the course of 2 years that would confirm my involment in the startup. There are also emails that promise that shares and documents would be finalized and formalized but nothing has been done. Now I do trust my partners.. however is there some recourse in case things go awry.