Johnathon Althaus, Legal Advisor - Business & Property

Associate Lawyer

Johnathon is the lead lawyer of the Enterprise Legal Business Law section and a specialist advisor of small-to-medium-sized businesses and enterprises (SMEs). Johnathon has an incredible ability to simplify even the most complicated legal concepts and combined with his down-to-earth approachability, this makes him an ideal advisor for small and medium business owners and managers. Often described as ‘cool, calm and collected’, Johnathon strives to work collaboratively with all parties involved in a matter, to obtain efficient and cost-effective outcomes for his clients.

Jonathon is a transactional specialist, having worked on hundreds of business purchases and sales and share transactions over his career. In addition to transactions, Johnathon has extensive experience advising in employment matters (including employment disputes), leasing matters and preparing business documents such as Terms and Conditions.

Johnathon works with businesses across all industries, but possesses particular knowledge and skills in providing legal advice to the following types of businesses:

1. hotels and motels;
2. gyms and health and fitness businesses;
3. allied health providers;
4. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers;
5. real estate agencies;
6. restaurants and cafes;
7. start-ups; and
8. franchises of any kind.

In addition to the above, Johnathon has a particular passion for working with not-for-profit entities and regularly advises clubs, associations and charities. Some of the key legal areas he supports these clients with include:

  1. the provision of governance training for Boards/Committees;
  2. advice on governing documents (Constitutions/Rules and By-Laws) and creation or amendment of same; and
  3. initial entity structuring or restructuring.

Johnathon further combines his not-for-profit legal experience with his passion for sport and sports law, through his role as a practitioner on the National Sports Tribunal Legal Assistance Panel (NSTLAP), where he provides no-or-low-cost legal advice to parties with a matter before the National Sports Tribunal.
Johnathon is a trusted member of the Enterprise Legal Management Team and along with Managing Director, Peta Gray, also provides high-level legal guidance to the Disputes and Property teams on complex legal matters.


Legal Experience and Qualifications
Prior to joining the Enterprise Legal team in August 2020, Johnathon was a seasoned conveyancer and property lawyer, having worked in various property law roles at firms in Toowoomba and Brisbane for almost a decade.
Johnathon has a Bachelor of Law from the University of Southern Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. Johnathon is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and is also registered to practise as a Solicitor in any Federal Court in Australia.


Board Positions and Memberships
Johnathon is a Board Director of Inclusion Access. Inclusion Access is a registered charity organisation that provides disability advocacy services together with building technology products for an inclusive future.
Johnathon is also a current member of the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and the Downs and South-West Queensland Law Society (DSWQLS).

Contact Johnathon on  or (07) 4646 2672


What our clients and referrers say about Johnathon

I am so grateful my business broker put me on to Johnathon at Enterprise Legal to deal with the purchase of my business. He was an absolute pleasure to work with - always immediately responsive, professional, patient and always coming up with straightforward solutions to problems raised by other parties. I can't recommend him highly enough. - Helen Terriss, Beerwah Motor Lodge

Have had nothing but excellent advice and business support from the team at Enterprise Legal. Jonathon is very responsive and has a great attention to detail. An essential local business partnership. - Ryan Salzke, Vanguard Laundry

I can't thank Johnathan and the team at Enterprise Legal enough for their assistance and guidance with a recent matter. Johnathan assisted us with our business restructure and helped us understand all the terminology and kept us up to date. He was amazing to deal with. Highly recommend Johnathan and the team at Enterprise Legal with any of their business needs. - Gemma Brownnutt

Thank you Johnathon the service you have provided has been second to none. It has been great working with you, your understanding and patience has been exceptional. I look forward to working with you into the future. Even though I'm based on the Sunshine Coast distance has not been a barrier Enterprise Legal have proved that to me. - Lilly Rosser

Have had several mutual clients use Johnathon now for his business law expertise. All of them have been very happy with his service and knowledge of some complex matters. Charges a fair fee and goes above and beyond what is expected. - Brandon Bizzell, Highfields Accounting

We recently used Enterprise Legal's services for several transactions. Johnathon and his team kept me informed along the way and were very helpful. - Alex Lim, Diametric

Excellent service and professionalism, I dealt with Johnnathon personally and his knowledge is unmatched. - Zac Rub

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