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A question about owning an equity in a company

LanaDanLanaDan subscriber Posts: 1
Hello everyone,
I own a small consulting company. Currently I have a few equity deals, where I get X ownership of the company in trade for providing Y.
It puzzles me but all of the initial research and everyone seems to suggest that for me to own equity all that needs to happen is:
on the company's end, when filing the incorporation or reworking share ownership, they list my company along with shares or percentage and I sign a piece of paper.To me that's odd. It just feels too simple.
Is this correct? any information on this subject would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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