TRUAX LAW

Providing elite legal services, trusted advice and strategic guidance to the construction industry and small business throughout Northern Ohio
ABOUT US
TRUST – CLARITY – RELIABILITY – TENACITY – STRATEGY

CONSTRUCTION LAW -
TRUSTED ADVISOR

I’ve worked in construction since I was a teenager. I got through college and law school working as a laborer and foreman, started my legal career representing contractors and owners, and spent the last 16 years working with some of the best legal minds, construction experts, and visionaries in law.

I decided to start this firm to set a new standard by which lawyers in construction and elsewhere are held, from a true, client service perspective –solutions based, anchored in communication, care and value– and in building a team that others want to be a part of.  My vision is to change the way business owners think about lawyers. This is a new type of law firm.

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CONSTRUCTION LAW

Providing counsel and representing contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, owners, and developers through all project phases and claim disputes, and to generally manage and limit risks

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Managing claims to avoid litigation but when necessary, handling construction matters, and business disputes in manufacturing and service industries in court, arbitration and mediation

STRATEGIC ADVICE

Providing strategic counsel to align business goals with legal issues and risk management, assisting with leadership and coaching management, and prioritizing organization, efficiency and communication.

PRACTICE AREAS

Providing elite legal services, trusted advice and strategic guidance to the construction industry and small business throughout Northeast Ohio.

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Handling bid protests and disputes, contract preparation and negotiation, claims management and advancement, insurance issues and claims, and taking matters to arbitration or trial

PROBATE & TRUST LITIGATION

Managing estate disputes and pursuing/defending breach of fiduciary, will contest, undue influence and elder abuse claims; assisting with estate planning and elder care law & Medicaid/VA planning matters

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSEL

Offering trusted advice and service to review agreements, manage risk and assist with communications and potential claims involving vendors, suppliers and customers

STRATEGIC ADVISORY SERVICES

Providing strategic business planning that aligns with legal objectives and risk management, and leadership training for small business

BUSINESS LITIGATION

Representing businesses and owners through complex disputes and claims in court and arbitration ranging from contract disputes to negligence and other tort claims

MEDIATION SERVICES

Providing mediation services by acting as a neutral third-party for disputes

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

NEWS & ARTICLES

Our blog articles, insight and ramblings over the latest legal issues and developments impacting the construction industry and the business community.

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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 yo...

TRUAX LAW GROUP, LTD.

Phil Truax
Phil Truax
Principal
I've been around construction my whole life. My dad was a construction engineer, I grew up playing on bulldozers. Then I worked as a laborer and foreman in Cleveland for +5 years getting through college. Then after law school, I've spent 15 years representing contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, owners, and developers - and I really enjoy it. I also work with other businesses and business owners to mine opportunities, manage risk, pursue & defend claims and protect their livelihood. Outside the office, I love spending time with my wife and two kids, coaching youth sports and traveling.