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

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bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

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

J. Derek Kantaskas


Derek Kantaskas has focused his practice on advising and representing construction clients during contract negotiation and formation, throughout a project and, if necessary, in all aspects of litigation proceedings.

Mr. Kantaskas has experience resolving complex contract disputes, project delay claims, construction defects, regulatory investigations, lien and bond disputes, and copyright and trademark infringements. Mr. Kantaskas also chairs the Articles Subcommittee of the Construction Law Section for the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

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

He has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" and "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers the past five years.