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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...

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. ...

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...

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,...

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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