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Josh Kaplan LL.B., B.A.

Principal

Josh is a property and corporate lawyer who has worked for clients in a broad range of industries including retail (e-commerce and bricks and mortar), pharmaceutical, health services, information technology, media, property and construction. Josh also works closely with some of Australia’s best-known influencer marketers and celebrities and is the trusted advisor to many of their associated businesses. Josh prides himself on having an in-depth knowledge of his clients’ commercial drivers and risk appetite, and exploring their commercial opportunities and helping navigate their challenges.

Experience

Background

His commercial and corporate practice includes:

  • Providing strategic advice to start-ups including with respect to business structures and governing documentation, funding rounds, exit transactions, shareholder/unit holder agreements and the negotiation and drafting of supply arrangements and other procurement contracts
  • Assisting corporate clients with drafting, negotiating and settling complex commercial documents, including:
    • business and share sales, acquisitions and investments (including due diligence and providing strategic advice on such sales)
    • corporate structuring and shareholder/unit holder agreements
    • in relation to compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, including under Australian Consumer Law and privacy legislation
    • in relation to finance documentation, including complex finance arrangements and asset protection issues

Josh has also developed an expertise in transactions involving property assets such as due diligence, commercial leasing and various land use agreements, acquisition, structuring, planning, construction and sale of ‘off the plan’ developments for commercial and residential development.

Please see our Property page for a snapshot on the recent transactions we have worked on.

Josh commenced his legal career as the sole in-house legal practitioner at a multinational record storage company, and was the first port of call for all internal legal issues, including review and negotiation of supply agreements, privacy issues and liability/indemnity provisions.

Josh has since developed a strong commercial and corporate practice, working with savvy founders on investment rounds and exit transactions as well as more mature medium sized companies of up to $500 million in revenue.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Law

Memberships

Josh is a member of the Young Carlton Professionals Club.