education

  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2007), summa cum laude
  • University of South Florida (B.A., 2003), cum laude

related industries

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
J. Derek Kantaskas

J. Derek Kantaskas

Associate
Tampa
T: 813.229.4261
F: 813.229.4133

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 "Super Lawyer" (2013) and "Rising Star" (2011 and 2012) by Florida Super Lawyers and an "Up and Comer" (2011) by Florida Legal Elite. Mr. Kantaskas also chairs the Articles Subcommittee of the Construction Law Section for the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Mr. Kantaskas' clients include general contractors, developers, nationwide homebuilders, large project owners, subcontractors, disaster remediation companies, ethanol fabricators, steel erectors, and heavy construction companies.