I have a few questions regarding equity for services exchanges. The theoretical scenario is as follows: Through a website or in person, 2 individuals are put into contact by me, acting as a broker. They create an agreement that, for example, one of them
will provide intellectual property (patent writing) to the other for a 10% equity exchange. This can be one of several services- full time accounting and payroll, product development, etc. For my services of arranging the services, my broker fees are 10% in
perpetuity of the profit that arises from that exchange (ex: company makes $100,000.00 each year and gives $10,000.00 to the IP lawyer; I would then get $1,000.00). Question 1: Is this exchange legal? May I procure this type of exchange legally per SEC regulations,
etc. Question 2: Would I break any regulations by offering this service publicly? For example, promoting an equity for services exchange online on a social media network or at a conference? Question 3: What is the best legal framework to ensure that I continue
receiving payments associated with this exchange? Will a contract
with the service provider suffice? Does an agreement with the purchaser (service receiver) indicating that non-solicitation external to my services between he/she and the service provider are
forbidden? What other contractual agreements may be required? Question 4: How does an equity for services agreement usually get built into a company? Is a new operating agreement created where the service provider gets common stock based on milestones? Is
there any standardized way of doing this?