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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.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||06/19/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2011|
|Up and Comer||Florida Legal Elite||2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Construction Law Section, Articles Subcommittee Chair||2010 - Present|
|American Heart Association||Team Captain, Heart Walk||2010 - Present|
|Ferguson-White American Inn of Court||N/A||2010 - 2012|
|Florida Construction Law and Practice, 6th Ed||Special Considerations for Federal Construction Contracts||2011|
|HCBA Lawyer||Retroactive Change to Construction Licensing Requir||2009|
|Florida Construction Law and Practice, The Florida Bar Journal, 5th edition||Rights and Liabilities of the Owner Architect and General Contractor||2008|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of South Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|