Believe.

When business people believe, they can do amazing things. We give our clients the confidence to do so. We want them to fly.

Business & Commercial Lawyers Brisbane

We are business law specialists focused on the smaller end of town – Queensland based SME, private and family companies only. We help business people start, grow and exit businesses and resolve business disputes. Kafrouni Lawyers is obviously not for publicly listed companies or companies where our relationship will not be with the founders or majority shareholders, personally. We also won’t get along with companies that don’t play fair in business or with the people they deal with.

You’ll love Kafrouni Lawyers if:

  • Your current lawyer doesn’t “get” you, your company or your business; only does the basics; is reactive; isn’t up with technology or doesn’t respond quickly.
  • Your current business lawyer is great, but charges an arm and a leg or is always palming your work off to junior staff (and sometimes many of them);
  • You want a business and company law specialist that understands the special dynamics of smaller or family companies;
  • You want a law firm that will talk to you in plain English, do what they say they will do, and return your calls.
  • You want a lawyer who will tell you upfront what it will cost, before you are charged a cent – so you can budget or decide, upfront, it’s not for you.
  • You’ve been sued or have had to sue and want a firm that will help you proactively address legal risks before they cause you problems.
  • You want a lawyer that will come to you.
  • You want a lawyer that will roll up the sleeves and get down into the trenches with you.

Since 1999, we’ve helped companies fly.  We’re recognised for it.

Testimonials

Company Director, Brisbane

Joe Kafrouni has been our company’s lawyer from the beginning and has been instrumental in our journey as company owners and directors. When dealing with both complex and sensitive company issues, Joe is able to provide us with clearly articulated strategies that are well thought‐out and with the bigger picture in mind. He genuinely cares and is always willing to share his personal views, which are both honest and just. Joe is highly professional and knowledgeable in his field. You will definitely benefit having him on your team.

News & Publications

Australian Company Law – Small Business Guide

  The laws applying to Australian companies are substantial and complex. The key to Australian company law is the  Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), as amended from time to time. It is a delight that a recent amendment created a “plain English” guide to company...

A Practical Legal Guide to Starting a Business

This Guide is designed for use by business people and professional advisers when starting a business. The purpose of the Guide is to explain some of the key issues, specific risks and the potential for getting things wrong and some opportunities where professional...

A Practical Legal Guide to Buying A Business

This Guide is designed for use by buyers of businesses, business brokers and professional advisers when buying a business. The purpose of the Guide is to explain some of the key issues, specific risks and the potential for getting things wrong and some opportunities...

AIBB Guide – REIQ Business Sale Contract Queensland

This Guide by Kafrouni Lawyers and the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) is designed for use by buyers and sellers of businesses, business brokers and professional advisers when using the REIQ Business Sale Contract (“Contract”). The purpose of the Guide...

Confidentiality Agreements: Protecting Your Information

Confidential information may be confidential for a range of reasons. It might be a trade secret—something that must remain secret for the sake of your business. Alternatively, it may be confidential for reasons of privacy; perhaps your business stores customer data, or other sensitive personal information. Most businesses deal with information that demands a certain degree of confidentiality. But in some situations, it’s necessary to disclose your information, or other people’s confidential information to a third party. So how can you control that information once it leaves the safe confines of your business? read more…

Criminal Anti-Competition Laws in Australia

Business and competition go hand in hand. For a business to grow, that business must compete with others in its field. However, there is a limit on what conduct is permissible in terms of remaining competitive as a business. read more…

Bribery of Government Officials: An Offence in the Commonwealth Criminal Code

Bribery is a widely accepted and well-known crime. It is not unique to Australia, and most consider it a pretty easy crime to identify. However, as with all crimes, there are grey areas. Occasionally, during the course of business, company owners or representative might find themselves in those grey areas. More concerningly, some might find themselves there quite accidentally. It’s important that all business owners are familiar with the laws governing their behaviour. read more…

Tax Crimes in Australia

Introduction

Tax crimes are many and varied. There is a diverse and wide-ranging spectrum of tax crimes in Australia, all of which attract different penalties. And, while most business owners are aware of their obligation to pay tax, navigating the system itself can be challenging.  read more…

Leadership

Our firm is led by Joe Kafrouni, with over twenty years' experience in law. Joe is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in business law. “I am driven to help my clients succeed."

Expertise

We are business law specialists focused on the smaller end of town - SME, private and family companies only. We help business people start, buy, grow and exit businesses and solve business disputes.

Where We See Our Clients

We are based at:

Newstead: Level 2, Lobby 1, Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead, Qld, 4006.

Parking: 2 hours free parking available at Newstead offices.

Our office is only one option – we are not attached to them. Here is how we regularly meet our clients. Tell us what suits you.

Contact us at:

  • Phone: +61 7 3103 3199
  • Email: info@klaw.com.au