Believe.

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

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.

Here are some of things we can help with.

Start

  • Structuring? Companies – Trusts; Asset Protection
  • Taking on a new shareholder? – Shareholders Agreement
  • Sharing confidential information? – Confidentiality Agreement
  • Transferring intellectual property? – Intellectual Property Transfer Agreement
  • Franchising? – Franchise Agreement
  • Negotiation a deal? Heads of Agreement
  • Going into partnership? – Partnership Agreement
  • Adding a new partner? Partnership Accession Agreement
  • Adding a new shareholder? Shareholder Accession Deed
  • Adding a new unitholder? Unitholders Agreement
  • Borrowing Money? Loan Agreement
  • Buying a business? – Business Purchase Agreement; Share Purchase Agreement; Due Diligence; Structuring.

Grow

  • Outsourcing services? – Service Agreement
  • Supplying to customer? – Terms & Conditions of Sale
  • Collecting customers’ information? – Privacy Policy
  • Selling through your website? – Website Terms & Conditions
  • Licensing Software? – Software Licence Agreement
  • Building a website?
  • Website Development Agreement
  • Hiring a contractor? Contractor’s Agreement
  • Engaging an agent? Agency Agreement
  • Lending Money? – Loan Agreement
  • Engaging a distributor? – Distribution Agreement
  • Going into a joint venture? – Joint Venture Agreement
  • Licensing Intellectual Property? IP Licence Agreement
  • Licensing a trademark? – Trademark Licence Agreement
  • Licensing copyright? – Copyright License Agreement
  • Leasing property? – Property Lease
  • Engaging a manufacturer? – Manufacturing Agreement
  • Leasing plant & equipment? – Plant & Equipment Lease
  • Engaging an introducer? – Introducer Agreement
  • Sponsoring? – Sponsorship Agreement
  • Advertising? – Advertising Contract
  • Transporting goods? – Transport Agreement
  • Engaging a dealer? – Dealership Agreement
  • Taking / giving security interest? – Security Interest Agreement

Exit

  • Selling shares? – Share Sale Agreement
  • Selling a business? – Business Sale Agreement
  • Dissolving a partnership? – Partnership Dissolution Agreement
  • Transferring to family? – Business Succession Agreement
  • Selling to other shareholders? – Share Sale / Business Sale Agreement
  • Selling to external buyer? – Share Sale / Business Sale Agreement
  • Selling to employees? – Share Sale / Business Sale Agreement
  • Selling to private equity group? – Share Sale / Business Sale Agreement
  • Management buy-out? – Share Sale / Business Sale Agreement

Disputes

  • Shareholders Dispute / Unitholders Dispute / Partnership Dispute? – Advice and representation.
  • Dispute over business / company sale or purchase? – Advice and representation.
  • Contract Dispute? – Advice and representation.

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

Social Media Marketing and the Law: The Small Business Guide

Starting a new business requires careful planning.  It also requires publicity.  Publicity is what connects you to your consumers, regardless of your chosen field.  Whether you offer good or services, you need consumers.  Fortunately, in the digital age, reaching them...

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...

Electoral Finance Laws for Business

Democracy is a dynamic system of governance that places everyone in a position of influence. It’s only natural, too, for individuals in a democratic society to exercise their influence as best they can. But there are some limits on that. A lot of those limits apply in commercial contexts, as well. read more…

Market Manipulation: what it is and how to avoid it

Financial crimes are gaining wider recognition among the business community, and the community at large. However, market manipulation remains one of the lesser known financial crimes. There are several reasons for that, too. Market manipulation is a complex crime that involves interference with financial markets on a relatively large scale. Interfering with markets is no straightforward task. Nevertheless, it does occur, and it is prudent for businesspeople to be aware of its manifestations. read more…

Money Laundering: Queensland’s Law

Money laundering is something that has been in the news a bit lately. During the lead up to the Royal Commission into Banking, a lot was said of some institutions’ potential complicity in money laundering schemes. However, that’s not necessarily money laundering as most people know it. read more…

Expedient Expansion: The Franchisor’s Perspective

 

The franchise model of business is well-known.  We see it in a wide variety of forms, within industries from gardening and fast food, to bookkeeping and conveyancing.  There’s a reason for its prevalence, too: it’s an effective way for businesses to expand.  So, if you would like to expand your business, you may have considered becoming a franchisor.  But what exactly does that entail?  The first step to becoming a franchisor is to identify prospective franchisees, that is, the people who will purchase the franchise rights to your business.

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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