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Derek Kantaskas practices construction law, and represents clients during contract negotiation and formation, throughout a project and, if necessary, in all aspects of mediation, arbitration, and trial proceedings.

Mr. Kantaskas has experience resolving complex contract disputes, project delay claims, construction defects, lien and bond disputes, and non-payment for construction services. He has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers (2011 and 2012) and an "Up and Comer" by Florida Legal Elite (2011). Mr. Kantaskas also chairs the Articles Subcommittee of the Construction Law Section for the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Mr. Kantaskas' clientele includes representing general contractors, developers, nationwide homebuilders, subcontractors, owners, disaster remediation companies, ethanol fabricators, steel erectors, and heavy construction companies.


Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%

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Carlton Fields

4221 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 1000
Tampa, FL, 33607-5780


FLMember in Good Standing200709/08/2015
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Up and ComerFlorida Legal Elite2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationConstruction Law Section, Articles Subcommittee Chair2010 - Present
Ferguson-White American Inn of CourtN/A2010 - 2012
American Heart AssociationTeam Captain, Heart Walk2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Construction Law and Practice, 6th EdSpecial Considerations for Federal Construction Contracts2011
HCBA LawyerRetroactive Change to Construction Licensing Requir2009
Florida Construction Law and Practice, The Florida Bar Journal, 5th editionRights and Liabilities of the Owner Architect and General Contractor2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of South FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003