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Apprentice Challenges The Master

When a worker leaves your business, they may start or join another business in direct competition with yours using confidential information about your customers and suppliers. Think your workers wouldn’t harm your business even if your relationship with them...

What’s In An Idea?

So far we have discussed many of the legal risks to your business. Let’s now talk about a business opportunity. Have you or your business created an idea, product or a service that no-one else has thought of before? If so, you may be able to protect that new idea,...

Testimonials

Company Director, Brisbane (Commercial Mediation)

“Joe, I appreciate it was a very long day yesterday but we got there in the end. I thought you did a great job and I enjoyed watching your approach and the way you conducted the mediation.” Company Director

 

News & Publications

AIBB Guide – Vendor Finance and Business Sales

The popularity of vendor finance is often cyclical. In tougher economic times, like the current state of the economy, when banks are limiting lending to business buyers, vendor financing becomes a viable if not a key selling point for a business sale. This Guide by...

Guide – Dealing With Difficult Lessors When Shop for Sale

When selling a business operating from leased premises, what can a seller do to reduce the risk of the lessor refusing its request to consent to the assignment of the lease to the buyer?  Assignment-of-Lease Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional...

Bribery of Government Officials: An Offence in the Commonwealth Criminal Code

Bribery is a widely accepted and well-known crime. It is not unique to Australia, and most consider it a pretty easy crime to identify. However, as with all crimes, there are grey areas. Occasionally, during the course of business, company owners or representative might find themselves in those grey areas. More concerningly, some might find themselves there quite accidentally. It’s important that all business owners are familiar with the laws governing their behaviour. read more…

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 be challenging.  read more…

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…

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