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.
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Businesses begin as ideas. For a lot of small business owners, a business is a certain type of creative expression. It is a combination of hard work, careful planning, and a bit of personal touch as well. So, if you’re in the process of developing a new business from scratch, it’s understandable that your focus might remain on the bigger picture. You might be concerned primarily with questions of how to appeal to customers, how to stand out from the crowd, and how to run a fulfilling business. However, they’re not the only questions that need to be answered.
Every commercial activity carries with it some risk of dispute. Sometimes, that risk is so slight as to be negligible. But other times, the risks associated with a commercial action are significant. To understand the risks your business may face in respect of any given activity, it’s important to know when disputes might arise, and what is at stake when they do.
All businesses create value. They may do it in different ways, but the creation of value is what underpins commerce. For some businesses, a service is the source of value on which they rely. Others create products. Generally, the value created by services or physical products goes first to the business. From there, it is distributed among employees as wages. It’s well accepted that even though an employee creates a product, the employee does not own that product. But what if an employee creates value that is neither a product, nor a service? If an employee creates intellectual property (IP), the question of ownership can become more complicated. So, let’s take a look at intellectual property rights, and how they interact with the employee/employer relationship.
Product liability is an area of law with some unusual features. In fact, there’s relatively little awareness of product liability and its reach among many manufacturers, importers, and vendors. There’s good reason for that, too: it’s quite complex! So let’s start with its definition. Product liability essentially refers to the duty existing between the producer or seller of a product, and the purchaser or user of that product. When you buy an item, you are entitled to use it under the expectation that it will fulfil its purpose effectively and safely. If you buy something that fails to meet that basic standard of functionality and safety, you might face a risk of harm. 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.
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- Phone: +61 7 3103 3199
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org