Cotney Construction Law Adds New Partner

Cotney Construction Law, LLP and OSHA law, is pleased to announce the addition of Derek Kantaskas as a partner at their firm. As a litigator, Derek brings over ten years of experience as an attorney primarily focused on construction law.

Throughout the years, Derek 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, Derek Kantaskas worked for a full-service national law firm, specializing in construction litigation. Locally, Derek 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, Derek is an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, where he serves on the Division 9 Steering Committee.

For more information, visit www.cotneycl.com.

Cotney Construction Law Announces New Partners

Cotney Construction Law (CCL), a national law firm for construction, specialty trades, and OSHA law, announced that Daniel Auerbach, Virgil Tray Batcher, Hilary Morgan, and Anthony Tilton have been named partners of the firm.

“Each of these attorneys epitomizes the diverse talent our firm offers,” said Trent Cotney, CEO of CCL. “Not only have they demonstrated superb legal capabilities, but they have also shown that they are committed to both their clients and the construction industry as a whole.”

Daniel Auerbach’s practice areas encompass construction litigation and various transactional matters. Specifically, Dan focuses on contract review and drafting, contract negotiation, bond and lien law, building code violation defense, construction defense litigation, OSHA defense, bid protests, and contractor licensing defense. He currently serves as general counsel for the Space Coast Licensed Roofers Association and the Treasure Coast Roofing and Sheet Metal Association.

Virgil Tray Batcher joined Cotney Construction Law in 2012 and represents clients in all aspects of construction law including lien law, bond law, construction defect litigation, OSHA defense, and licensing. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tray worked in the construction industry as an estimator for a multi-million dollar structural contracting company. He currently serves as general counsel for the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association.

Hilary Morgan focuses her practice on all aspects of construction law, including lien law, surety bond law, litigation, arbitration, construction defects, contract review and drafting, delay claims, bid protests, design professional liability, corporate law, and administrative law. Hilary serves on Associated Builders and Contractors National Young Professional Committee and is currently general counsel for National Women in Roofing.

Anthony Tilton practices in all areas of construction law. He works primarily on matters relating to OSHA and licensing defense. This includes the management and development of safety and health strategies. Anthony is also a Certified Building Contractor and has been involved in the industry his whole life; he has done framing, floor installation, remodels, site supervision, and served as safety officer for various construction companies. Anthony is general counsel for the Tile Roofing Institute.

For more information, visit www.cotneycl.com.

Partner Jamie Little Joins Cotney Construction Law

Cotney Construction Law, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jamie Little as a partner at their firm. Little brings over ten years of experience as an attorney, primarily focused on construction law. She will be managing Cotney Construction Law’s Nashville office.

“I’m so thrilled to be a part of this team,” said Little. “Cotney Construction Law is a progressive firm that believes in diversity. The Nashville legal community needs this level of diversity and service. The decision to join was easy. I am excited to help and defend the construction industry in Nashville and throughout Tennessee.”

“Not only does Jamie possess a tremendous work ethic and real world construction knowledge, but her experience in construction law will definitely serve as an asset to our team. We are glad to have her on board, paving the way for our efforts in Tennessee,” said Trent Cotney, CEO.

Jamie Little is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Prior to joining Cotney Construction Law, Little worked for a well-known construction law firm, specializing in construction litigation.

For more information, visit http://trentcotney.com.

The Tile Roofing Institute Names Anthony Tilton General Counsel

Anthony Tilton of Cotney Construction Law, LLP was recently named general counsel of the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). As general counsel, Tilton will provide key legal guidance on corporate structure and bylaws, the board of directors, operations, regulatory compliance, and governance policies.

“The Tile Roofing Institute is one of the leading experts in the roofing industry,” said Anthony Tilton. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to work alongside some of the best in the industry and provide the necessary legal guidance to this association.”

Tilton specializes in all aspects of construction law and works primarily on matters relating to OSHA and licensing defense, specifically litigation and the appeals process for citations involving catastrophic construction or industry related accidents. Tilton also manages and develops safety and health strategies for construction contractors and industrial facilities across the United States.

“We are thrilled that Anthony will be working with the Tile Roofing Institute,” said Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law, “This position further cements Cotney Construction Law as the leading expert in roofing law.”

For more information about Tile Roofing Institute, visit www.tileroofing.org.

For more information about Cotney Construction Law, visit www.cotneycl.com.