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

Meet Joe

Joe Kafrouni believes in small and medium business and loves helping his clients succeed.

With over 25 years experience in the law, Joe is a specialist business lawyer and commercial mediator. Joe has a solid practice in business law, corporate law and dispute resolution, as they relate to SMEs.

Joe is focussed on understanding his client’s objectives and consistently meeting them. He understands where he can truly add value to his clients’ big picture.

Recent awards include: “SME Law Firm of the Year” and “Best Small & Medium Advisory Team – Australia”.


Queensland Law Society Business Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee – Member

American Bar Association | Business Law Section | M&A Committee – Member



International Corporate Procedures (LexisNexis)



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...

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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Franchising: Risks, Rewards, and Rights


Franchising arrangements form the basis of a very common business model.  Some of the best known franchises exist in the fast food industry, but you’re likely to have seen or even employed franchised services in a whole host of industries, from lawn and garden care, to accounting and IT.  The wide-ranging presence of franchised businesses seems to suggest that they’re quite successful.  And certainly, that can be the case.  However, franchise arrangements are not without risk.  If you’re considering entering a franchise arrangement, you should look at the advantages and disadvantages on a case-by-case basis.  Before you do, though, let’s take a look at the principles underpinning franchise arrangements.

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Protecting Privacy: Strategies to Comply with Privacy Laws

Privacy is important.  But there are many situations in which it is necessary to share or collect personal information.  The nature of that information can vary, but most of it falls within the sphere of one statute: the Privacy Act.  The Privacy Act is a piece of federal legislation that governs the management of private information in Australia.  It is not the only legislative instrument that deals with privacy, but it is one of the most prominent.  The Privacy Act extends to businesses and governments alike, and it regulates things like information collection, information storage, information sharing, and data security.

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Brand Protection: Strategies for Defending your Rights

Different businesses gain value in different ways.  But in almost all cases, a business’s brand accounts for a significant proportion of its value.  Branding is what connects your business to its customers and clients.  A brand presents the full weight of your company’s reputation to potential consumers, and that, in turn, bolsters your company’s value.  For a lot of companies, brand development is a major factor in business growth as a whole.  That means companies often invest considerable resources into the development of their brands. read more…


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."


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
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