Derek D. Samz

Derek D. Samz


  • Represents businesses in contract negotiation and drafting, receivable collection and dispute resolution.
  • Represents financial institutions in mortgage foreclosure lawsuits, loan documentation and restructuring agreements.
  • Counsels debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, with an emphasis on motion practice and litigation, and represents consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 proceedings, and commercial clients in Chapter 11 cases.
  • Assists commercial creditors with advice on bankruptcy matters, including motions to modify the automatic stay, filing proofs of claim, and objecting to entry of the discharge of particular debts.


J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law, 2006

B.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994


Derek D. Samz joined Golan Christie Taglia in 2021. Derek provides clients with practical legal advice regarding the necessary steps, inside and outside of a courtroom, to resolve legal issues in the most efficient manner possible.