Rachel S. Anderson

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Rachel S. Anderson

Email: randerson@fabianvancott.com

Direct Line : 801.323.2206

Fax : 801.531.1716

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Biography

Rachel S. Anderson’s practice focuses on matters of real property and water law, as well as Utah local and special service district law. She enjoys working on all kinds of property and water matters including title issues, deeds and easements, purchase agreements, and leases. Specific to water law, Rachel has experience with reports of water right conveyance, change applications, general adjudications, federal reserved water rights, and water user disputes. Rachel also has experience in the broader area of natural resources law, including environmental, mining, and oil and gas law.

Regarding her local government practice, Rachel routinely works directly with the boards and management teams of several Utah local and special service districts. She has gained expertise in the Government Records Access and Management Act, the Open and Public Meetings Act, the Interlocal Cooperation Act, the Utah Election Code, and the Utah Procurement Code. Rachel’s district work includes, among other things, development agreements, construction projects, policies and procedures, boundary adjustments, easements, employment and labor matters, all manner of contracts, and litigation.

Rachel earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Westminster College, and her J.D. degree, with high honors, from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law.

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Professional

Recognized as “Utah Legal Elite,” Utah Business Magazine, 2015-2017

Vice-Chair, Water Resources Committee, Environment, Energy, and Resources Section, American Bar Association and co-editor of the Section’s annual Year in Review publication, 2013-Present

Member, CREW Utah (Commercial Real Estate Women); 2015-Present

Member, Utah Women of Water; 2016-Present

Member, Women Lawyers of Utah, 2009-Present

Admitted to Utah State Bar and U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2009

Education

J.D., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2009; Graduated with High Honors; Executive Editor of the Utah Law Review, 2008-2009; Staff Member, 2007-2008; William H. Leary Scholar, 2007-2009; CALI Award for Estate Planning, College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award for Real Estate Drafting
B.A., Communications, Westminster College, 2006; Graduated Summa Cum Laude; Member, Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Publications & Presentations

Speaker, Road and Easement Law from A to Z 2017, National Business Institute (NBI); Topic: Abandonment and Vacation Considerations, (forthcoming 2017)

Co-editor and Contributor of Utah Section, Water Resources Report, The Year in Review 2016, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, (forthcoming 2017)

Speaker, Utah Association of Special Districts (UASD) Twenty-Eighth Annual Convention- “Navigating Uncertain Waters”; Topics: 2016 Legislative Update, 2016

Speaker, Water Rights in Utah Conference 2016, National Business Institute (NBI); Topics: Utah Local and Special Service Districts, Federal Reserved Water Rights, and Handling Water Disputes: Adjudication Procedures and Litigation Tips, 2016

Co-editor and Contributor of Utah Section, Water Resources Report, The Year in Review 2015, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2015

Speaker, Utah Association of Special Districts (UASD) Twenty-Seventh Annual Convention- “Ensuring Proper and Effective Operations”; Topics: 2015 Legislative Update, and Personnel—Essentials of Having and Following Personnel Policies, 2015

Co-editor, Water Resources Report, The Year in Review 2014, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2014

Speaker, Utah Association of Special Districts (UASD) Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention- “Ethics in Leadership”; Topic: 2014 Legislative Update

Co-editor, Water Resources Report, The Year in Review 2013, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2013

Speaker, Utah Association of Special Districts Twenty-Fifth Annual Convention- “Proudly Serving Districts for 25 Years!”; Topics: 2013 Legislative Update, and Customer Service Accountability

Co-presenter, Developing Your Child Care Business, Utah Small Business Development Center, 2009

Community Service

Community Outreach Committee, Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar, 2012

Volunteer, Serving our Seniors, 2011 to 2012

Community Outreach Committee, Women Lawyers of Utah, 2010 to present

Volunteer and Fabian liaison, Tuesday Night Bar, 2009 to 2013

Mentor and Pro Bono Legal Advisor for Small Business Clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2009-2010

Peer Recognition

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2015 - 2017