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

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...

Corporate Criminal Liability: Criminality and the Divide Between Individuals and Companies

Introduction

It has long been recognised in Australia that companies may be held liable for the crimes they commit. That is to say, if a company commits an offence, or breaks the law, it will be punished as if it were an individual. Often, though, complications arise where it is apparent that a company has committed a crime. The matter of corporate criminal liability is rarely straightforward. It is therefore unsurprising that many business owners are unfamiliar with its attribution. So what are the principal points that company owners ought to know on the topic of corporate criminal liability? read more…

What is Champerty and Maintenance?

Introduction

Champerty and maintenance is an unusual term; it doesn’t receive much attention, for the most part. Of course, its name is derived from archaic terms. Those terms were used to describe the maintenance of legal proceedings by a disinterested third party, when such issues first arose in torts law. Much has changed since then, though. read more…

The Tort of Intimidation: When is it a Crime and When is it a Tort?

Introduction

The idea of intimidation in a business context is concerning to any business owner. It’s not common, but when it occurs there is more than money at stake. Intimidating conduct can have a serious personal toll. That is why the law is positioned to intervene when intimidating conduct arises in the course of commercial dealings. read more…

When Does Defamation Affect your Business and What Can you do About it?

Introduction

Of the economic torts, defamation is emerging as one that we see more frequently than others. It is also one of the more widely known and referenced. However, often, references to defamation don’t do justice to its complex nature. Recognising defamation in a social sense is one thing; most of us are attuned to statements that cross the boundaries of propriety. But when do those statements go further; when do those statements become an affront to the law of defamation? 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 3121 3177
  • Email: info@klaw.com.au