Cotney Construction Law - KantaskasTAMPA, Fla. — Cotney Construction Law LLP has announced the addition of Derek Kantaskas as a partner at their firm.

Cotney Construction Law is a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades, and OSHA law.

As a litigator, Kantaskas brings more than 10 years of experience as an attorney primarily focused on construction law.

Throughout the years, Kantaskas has worked with a wide range of construction clients, including homebuilders, general contractors, developers, condominium associations, subcontractors, heavy construction companies, suppliers, property managers, and disaster remediation contractors. He practices in all aspects of construction law, including complex contract disputes, major condominium defect litigation, project delay claims, lien and bond disputes, construction defect claims, regulatory investigations, and copyright infringements.

“Derek is a skilled attorney who knows the ins and outs of the construction industry both locally and nationally,” said Trent Cotney, CEO. “His addition to our firm reflects our continued growth strategy to keep up with the needs of our clients.”

Prior to joining Cotney Construction Law, Kantaskas worked for a full-service national law firm, specializing in construction litigation.

Locally, Kantaskas has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers for the past six years, he serves as co-chair of the Construction Law Section for the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and is a graduate of Leadership Tampa (Class of 2017).  Nationally, Kantaskas is an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, where he serves on the Division 9 Steering Committee.

In addition to Kantaskas, Cotney recently named four other individuals as partners.