Areas of Practice
Derek Samz is a Partner in Golan Christie Taglia’s commercial litigation Group, with an emphasis on construction law and disputes. Derek represent a variety of general contractors and subcontractors in foreclosing mechanics lien claims and breach of contract actions. He also has experience representing developers and homeowners on the other side of the transaction. In addition to construction claims, Derek also specialize in general commercial litigation, representing businesses in all manner of commercial disputes, as well as contract formation, restrictive covenants and data privacy.
Derek also practices bankruptcy law, as counsel for both debtors and creditors. He is familiar with all aspects of Chapter 7, 13 and 11 petitions and procedures, and has both asserted and defended adversary proceedings, objections to discharge and claim proceedings.
As well as his work in bankruptcy and litigation, Derek also provides general counsel services to a number of entrepreneurial clients, including real estate developers and technology companies. These services can include anything from entity formation, to contract drafting, to data protection compliance and procedure review.
Derek joined GCT in 2021. Prior to joining the Firm, Derek was Partner with DiMonte & Lizak.
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2006
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1994
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November 9, 2021 News
Thank you to all of you that joined us for "GCT360 Webinar: New Considerations for Year-End Estate and Tax Planning, Asset Protection and IP Protection" webinar. Program materials and recording can be found here.Read More
November 9, 2021 EventsGCT360 WEBINAR: NEW CONSIDERATIONS FOR YEAR-END ESTATE AND TAX PLANNING, ASSET PROTECTION AND IP PROTECTION
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread changes it has brought, the year ahead will prove to be a pivotal opportunity for businesses and individuals to consider their estate planning, tax planning, business asset protection and IP protection goals.Read More
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