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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,...

What is Insider Trading?

Insider trading is a financial crime. Although it does not receive quite as much attention as other financial crimes, such as fraud, it remains relatively pervasive. However, the classification of insider trading is quite complex, and below, there is a more extended...

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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...

Trademarks: Tips for Protecting your Point of Difference

Trademarks are a staple of the commercial world.  Some of the most well-known and well-loved icons of commerce are trademarks.  They present attributes of businesses and their products, and convey messages of quality and reputation.  And with the title of trademark come certain legal protections.  But to enjoy the protections of trademarking laws, trademarks cannot simply be declared by a business.  Trademarks must be registered under a legal process.  To qualify for registration, trademarks must possess a number of characteristics, too.  Most notably, they must represent a product or service. read more…

Licences and Permits: An Approach for Budding Businessowners

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.

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Commercial Risk Management: Dodging Disputes

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.

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IP Rights: When Does Your Business Own What Employees Create?

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.

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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