Mark F. Kruse
Partner

Mark Kruse is an experienced attorney and litigator, and was a partner with Kahn Kruse Co., LPA since the 1980s.  Mark has extensive experience in both state and federal courts throughout the United States, and is admitted to the Ohio Bar, various United States District Courts, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mark’s clients are engaged in a variety of industries and principally include construction companies (general contractors, subcontractors, materialmen), manufacturers, distributors and commercial property owners.  Mark handles a wide range of complex construction, business and commercial disputes, with areas of concentration including litigation, complex contract disputes, business torts, commercial real estate issues, business and partner issues (including break-up and wind down), asset purchases/sales, fiduciary claims, corporate director & officer liability/defense, lien issues, employment related claims, insurance coverage issues, and intellectual property protection and trade secret litigation.

Mark also represents investors who have lost funds in investments due to the advice, action or inaction of financial advisers and broker-dealers.  These disputes can be resolved in courts of law, or often through an alternative dispute resolution processes within the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Investors claims often arise out of a financial adviser giving inappropriate investment advice, being improperly supervised, misrepresenting an investment status or potential, or placing client’s funds in inappropriate or unsuitable investments.

Mark’s client base understands that he personally cares about protecting their interests.  Mark strives to help clients achieve the best possible solutions, and always keeps an eye on the client’s all important bottom line.

Mark has been recognized as one of the “Top Lawyers in Ohio” by American Lawyer Media, and has earned an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Email

216-687-3223

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Education

  • Bowling Green State University, B.S., 1982
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1985

Press, Publications and Presentations

Representative Matters

Represents clients in a wide range of complex construction, business and commercial disputes, with areas of concentration including litigation, complex contract disputes, business torts, commercial real estate issues, business and partner issues (including break-up and wind down), asset purchases/sales, fiduciary claims, corporate director & officer liability/defense, lien issues, employment related claims, insurance coverage issues, and intellectual property protection and trade secret litigation.

Represents investors who have lost funds in investments due to the advice, action or inaction of financial advisers and broker-dealers.

Professional Associations

Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys

Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement

AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers in Ohio" by The Legal Network (2013 and 2015)

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


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