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Hi! I'm Heather. I've been a practicing attorney for the last 15 years, and I'd be happy to assist you for informational and educational purposes.
What you are talking about is a bit technical. But you can get a good start by going to this website: http://www.nysba.org/LLCdown/
You need the operating agreement of the company to be amended (or prepared) to reflect your interest in the company. The website I mentioned has operating agreements for NY LLCs (so I'm assuming you're talking about an LLC, as that's what's most common). You will probably need to go through the provisions and change them a bit to fit your circumstances.
Let me know if that answers your question.
Based on that website, the business entity is a corporation. There would still need to be an operating agreement, but it would need to be for a corporation rather than an LLC. The corporation should already have bylaws and an operating agreement in place, although they are not filed with the state. You should ask the other owners for a copy of the operating agreement, and then you need to draft up an amended operating agreement and bylaws reflecting the new agreement that they have with you.
Can you let me know if I've answered your question? Also, you are free to ask follow up questions at no extra charge, so let me know if there is anything else I can assist with.