Sakib Khan advises project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, sureties and consultants on construction-related legal matters. With a background in civil engineering and construction management, Attorney Khan is able to get up-to-speed on both the technical and legal issues of a case quickly, and then formulate an assessment and resolution strategy. He is able to review highly technical reports, advise and direct experts consulting on a case, and apply practical knowledge to the interpretation and application of codes, industry standards and regulations. Attorney Khan’s depth and real-world understanding of building and construction are invaluable assets to his clients.
Attorney Khan’s constant focus is developing and executing a strategy to achieve his client’s goals for a matter as efficiently as possible. He strives to resolve disputes by agreement except in those limited circumstances where the parties cannot reach an agreement even after negotiation or mediation. In those cases, Attorney Khan effectively and persuasively presents his clients’ causes to the court or arbitrator to see that justice is done.
A substantial portion of Attorney Khan’s practice is focused on pre-litigation, dispute avoidance and risk management counseling, including construction contract drafting and negotiation and developing strategies for project owners and construction industry clients to address and resolve contract claims for additional time and compensation during the course of the project and without external intervention by legal counsel, much less appearance in court or arbitration. Attorney Khan evaluates the legal merits of potential construction claims and their potential defenses and advises clients on how best to present or resolve potential disputes in the ordinary course.
Attorney Khan also represents businesses in civil litigation, including representing mortgage lenders in title disputes, professional services firms in disputes concerning unfair and deceptive competitive practices and small and medium size business owners or investors in intra-business entity disputes.
Sakib lives in Needham, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.
J.D., Boston College Law School
B.S., Civil Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
United States Court of Federal Claims
Honors and Awards:
Construction Lawyers Society of America:
Massachusetts Bar Association:
SuperLawyers Rising Star 2012-2014, 2016-2019
Kenney & Sams, P.C. 2015-2017
Heafitz & Sullivan, 2011-2015
Professional and Industry Associations:
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Development and Construction Law Practice Group Steering Committee, 2017-present
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Consumer Advocacy Task Force member, 2016
- South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Public Relations Chair, 2015
- New England Muslim Bar Association, Treasurer, 2011-2012
- American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
- Steel Fabricators of New England, Education Committee
- Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts
Presentations & Publications:
- “Examining the AIA A201 General Conditions,” Halfmoon Education’s Introduction to the AIA Contract Documents, July 20, 2020, Webinar.
- “The Primary AIA Contract Documents,” Halfmoon Education’s AIA Contract Document Workshop, July 31, 2019, Natick, MA.
- “Cardinal change does not set aside waiver of consequential damages,” Khan, Sakib A., Massachusetts Bar Association, Section Review (November-December 2018).
- “Understanding How Contracts Can Shift, Reduce (or Increase) Risk” Halfmoon Education’s Managing Engineering Liability and Risk Seminar, October 24, 2018, Manchester, NH.
- Halfmoon Education’s Construction Contract Workshop, April 28, 2017, Warwick, RI.
- “Case Comment: Coughlin Elec. Contractors, Inc. v. Gilbane Building Co., 472 Mass. 549 (2015),” Sams, Michael P. and Khan, Sakib A., Massachusetts Law Review Vol. 98 No. 3 (April 2017).
- “Contract Administration,” Halfmoon Education’s Construction Contract Workshop, May 13, 2016, Natick, MA.
- “Safeguarding Your Bid in the Digital Age,” Khan, Sakib A., Construction Journal, Construction Industries of Massachusetts, Inc. (November 2013).
- “Are You Potentially Accepting Liability for the Engineer’s Design Errors?” Grillo, James G. and Khan, Sakib A., Construction Journal, Construction Industries of Massachusetts, Inc. (February 2013).
- “Eminent Domain and the Engineer’s Ethics.” Third Place Winning Paper, American Society of Civil Engineers Metro-Area Student Conference (2007).