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Derek Kantaskas - Tampa, FL

2102 W. Cass Street Tampa, FL 33606

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Updated: 07/28/2021

Tampa Commercial Litigation Lawyer

About Derek Kantaskas

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Other Affiliations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Law Section, 2018 - 2019
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, Division 9 Steering Committee, 2012 - 2019

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Adjustment, City of Pinellas Park Vice Chairman (2010-2011) and Board Member (2008-2010)
  • American Heart Association, Team Captain, Heart Walk (2010-2011)
  • The Honorable Mel Martinez, U.S. Senate Staff Intern (2007)
  • The Honorable Harry L. Anstead, Supreme Court of Florida Supreme Court Extern (2006)
  • U.S. Soccer Federation Professional Referee (1994-2005)

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, “Getting to CGL Coverage for Rip and Tear Damages in Construction Defect Claims,” ABA Forum on Construction Law, Division 7 Luncheon, Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (April 2017)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Derek Kantaskas

Included on the 2024 Florida list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Derek Kantaskas on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • 15th Annual Judicial Pig Roast/Food Festival, Hillsborough County Bar Association – Awarded Most Pro Bono Hours Pledged
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2011 - 2012
  • Florida Trend’s 2011 Legal Elite, “Up-and-Comer”
  • Recipient of 2011 “One” Pro-Bono Award from the Florida Bar Foundation and the Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Leadership Tampa (Class of 2017)
  • Ferguson-White American Inn of Court Best Program Award, 2010 - 2011

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Office Information

Address

2102 W. Cass Street Tampa, FL 33606

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday to Sunday : 8AM to 6PM

Publication

Articles

  • Co-Author, “Triggering Rip and Tear Coverage” Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Insurance Matters! Vol. 4, Issue 3 (Winter 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Injury is Nearly a Fact, While Rip and Tear is No Longer a Wild Card” Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section – ActionLine Vol. XXXVII, No. 3 (Spring 2016)
  • Co-Author, “The Rippin’ and the Tearin,’” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association (February 2016)
  • Author, “Arbitration Jurisdiction and Unlicensed Contractors,” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association (September 2014)
  • Co-Author, “Relation Back … is Back,” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association (May 2014)
  • Contributing Author, “Special Considerations for Federal Construction Contracts,” Florida Construction Law and Practice, 7th Ed. (2013)
  • Co-Author, “The High Hurdle to a Spoliation Claim: Is the Evidence Crucial?,” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association (October 2012)
  • Co-Author, “Successfully Serving Two Masters: The Ethics of Joint Representation of Bond Sureties and Principals,” The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Construction Law Seminar (2012)
  • Co-Author, “A Snapshot of Chinese Drywall Litigation,” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association (July 2010)
  • Author, “Retroactive Change to Construction Licensing Requirements,” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association (September 2009)
  • Co-Author, “Rights and Liabilities of the Owner, Architect and General Contractor,” Chapter 2 & 3 in Florida Construction Law and Practice, The Florida Bar Journal, 5th Edition (2006)

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