Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

Yesterday, my family and I stopped at a local Veteran’s Memorial Park, in Avon Lake, Ohio, to honor some of our fallen soldiers and celebrate Memorial Day weekend.  My wife and I want our kids to learn to appreciate and understand the sacrifice that many have made for our country and what that means.  We […]

What is Indemnification?

Contract negotiation is a big part of what we do. Lawyers often write contract forms so that only lawyers can read them, so I like to walk a client through the proposed terms and different approaches we are taking. It’s important you understand what we’re doing and why it matters from a practical perspective. And […]

Truax Law Group | Building Collapse During Construction

Building Collapse During Construction

Renovation and rehabilitation projects continue to flourish in Ohio, as owners and developers prefer in some instances to salvage older structures. This is a good thing. These original buildings tell a story about who we are, and as an industry, we should work hard to keep, improve, and/or re-purpose them. These older structures, however, come […]

Pay-if-paid: 100% Valid, But Not Absolute

Pay-if-paid clauses. They are the thorn in every subcontractor’s and supplier’s side.  Even GC reps, while loving the risk protection these clauses provide, know they’re not fair.  And they only really exist in the construction industry.  Certainly your credit card company, your mechanic, or your butcher would never agree to be paid only after you […]

Truax Law Group | Disaster Preparedness: Before and After a Major Loss

Disaster Preparedness: Before and After a Major Loss

You’ve all seen and heard of the tragedies brought on by hurricanes in the Southeast or other natural disasters.  Surely the wind and rains from the storms are devastating but the slow, ongoing and ever-rising floods throughout parts of the Carolinas and Florida forever change hundreds of thousands of lives.  Seemingly lost in the news […]

Don’t Rely Only On Your Invoice!

As a service provider, invoices can often be your lifeblood to cash. You perform your work or your services, and you provide your customer with an invoice, whether to obtain a partial payment or full payment for that work or those services. In fact, many of your customers will not make payment without an invoice. […]



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