Have an attorney reduce your agreement to a written partnership agreement signed by all three parties.
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I agree with my colleague. This comes down to a private contract between you and the other parties involved. How you engage in this depends. It can be a proper Joint Venture where a new entity is created or more of a Strategic Alliance where the parties merely enter into an agreement and share in revenues from the venture each contributing value.
It might make sense to discuss with a lawyer in private . Most of us here, including myself, offer a free phone consult and I too am in NYC.
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