ACCL Membership Directory

Charles M. Sink

  • Of Counsel
  • Farella, Braun + Martel, LLP
  • Russ Building, 17th Floor
    235 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco, California 94104
  • Email: csink@fbm.com
  • Phone: 415/954-4442
  • Cell: 415/497-4421
  • Company Phone: 415/954-4400
  • Fax: 415/954-4480

Education

  • Undergraduate: B.A., cum laude Harvard University, 1973 1973
  • Law School: JD Hastings College of the Law, University of Califor 1977

Career History

  • State of California
  • United States District Courts (Northern District of California, Central District of California, Eastern District of California, and Southern District of California)

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Member, ABA Forum on Construction Industry (1990 – Present)
  • Editor, The Construction Lawyer (2004 – 2008);
  • Associate Editor, The Construction Lawyer (2000 – 2004)
  • Associate Member, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (1996 – Present)
  • Member, American Bar Association (1990 – present)
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association (1977 – Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2003 – present, Construction – California
  • Named to Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers
  • American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitrator of the Year for Northern California 1991

Professional Affiliations

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry,College of Commercial Arbitrators

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Construction ADR, Bastianelli & Sink, ABA Publishing (2014)
  • Construction Damages and Remedies, 2nd Ed., O’Neil-Coble, et. al., ABA Publishing (2013)
  • False Claims in Construction Contracts – Supplement, ABA Publishing (2009).
  • The 2007 A201 Deskbook, Sink, Gwyn, O’Connor & Thomson, ABA Publishing (2008)
  • False Claims in Construction Contracts – Federal, State and Local, Sink & Pages, ABA Publishing (2007)
  • “Waivers of Consequential Damages” in Handbook on Construction Arbitration & ADR JurisNet, LLC (2007)
  • “Preconstruction Agreements” in Forms & Substance, ABA Publishing (2007)
  • Construction Damages and Remedies, O’Neil-Coble, Gwyn, Oles, Gibson & Sink, ABA Publishing (2004)
  • “Negotiating the Right Design and Construction Contracts,” ABA Forum (2000)
  • “Indirect,Consequential, and Punitive Damages” in Construction Law Handbook, Aspen (1999)
  • The A201 Deskbook: Understanding the Revised General Conditions, Sink & Petersen, ABA Publishing (1998)
  • “Negotiating Dispute Clauses That Affect Damage Recovery” in The Construction Lawyer (1998, 2002)
  • “Damages in Arbitration” ABA Forum (1998)
  • ADR: A Practical Guide to Resolve Construction Disputes, Harris, Sink & Wulff, AAA (1994)
  • “ADR for Construction Industry Claims” in California ADR Practice Guide, Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 1992-present Latest revision Lexis-Nexis (2004)
  • “Consequential and Indirect Damages,” in Damages in Construction Law, Matthew Bender (1998)

Speeches, Panel Discussions, Seminars

  • Righting the Ship, Getting the Troubled Project Back on Course, ABA Forum (April 2014)
  • Insurance and Surety Law, Fundamentals of Construction Law, ABA Forum (Nov. 2013)
  • False Claims Act Issues, CLE Int’l (2008-Present)
  • Evolution of A201, ABA Forum (April 2007)
  • AIA Contracts in California, Lorman (2006-2008)
  • Construction Contracts and Purchase Orders, Lorman (2006, 2005)
  • California Public Works Contruction, Lorman (2005, 2004)
  • Construction Law & Disputes, Calif. Continuing Education of the Bar (2004)
  • Fundamentals of Construction, ABA Forum (2004)
  • Contract Negotiations, ABA Forum (2000)
  • Damages in Arbitration, ABA Forum (1998)
  • Construction Claims; Design-Build Stategies; Resolving Construction Disputes, American Institute for Prof. Training (1997-1999)
  • Legal Issues in Creating and Using Project Website, Construction Super Conference (1999)
  • Improving Contract Dispute Processes, C.A.S.A. (1999)
  • Legal Ramifications and Rules for Sharing Design Information, Computers for Contractors (1997)
  • ADR, S.F. Bar Association (1996)
  • Mitigating the Effects of Construction Claims During the Project, High-Point (1995)
  • Construction Liability claims Against Design Professionals, L.S.I. (1995)

Court Admissions

Admitted to all state courts in California and in all federal District Courts in California.

Community Activities

Larkspur Historical Preservation Board



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