Mark H. Anderson

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Mark H. Anderson


Direct Line : 801.323.2234

Fax : 801.531.1716

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


Mark H. Anderson has over 40 years of experience in a practice centering on local districts and special service districts. He is general counsel for the Utah Association of Special Districts and represents a number of local districts. His experience includes representing districts in construction projects, issuing bonds, obtaining easements through negotiation and eminent domain actions, appearing before state regulatory and administrative agencies and lobbying and drafting bill language for the state legislature on behalf of clients. Mark’s practice has also allowed him to develop expertise in the areas of real property, business transactions, water rights and natural resources. In complex cases, Mark is able to team with Fabian VanCott attorneys with expertise in the firm’s areas of core competency. In the community, he has been active in Rotary Clubs. Mark received his law degree with honors from the University of Utah where he was a member of the Law Review and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University, majoring in agricultural economics. He clerked for judges in the Utah U.S. District Court and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is licensed to practice in Utah, the U.S. Supreme Court, and is admitted to the bar in California.

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Significant case - Sanders v. Sharp, 818 P.2d 574 (Utah Ct. App. 1991)
Significant case - 50 West Broadway Assoc. v. Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, 784 P. 2d 1162 (Utah 1989)
Member, Utah State Bar Association, 1976 - present; Government (former Chair), Real Property, Environmental Law, and Construction Law Sections; Utah State Bar Examiner (Real Property)
Member, California State Bar, 1975 - present
Member, American Bar Association, 1978 - 1990; Public Contract Law Section (former Chair for Utah), 1992 - 2000
Admitted to Practice in all State and Federal Courts in the State of Utah and the United States Supreme Court


J.D., University of Utah, 1975; Order of the Coif (Ranked second in the class, 3.83 grade point average on a 4.0 scale); Member and Associate Editor, Utah Law Review; Chief Justice, ASUU Judiciary; Society of Bar and Gavel
M.Sc., Utah State University, 1974
B.Sc., Utah State University College of Agriculture, 1971; Valedictorian, Agricultural Economics Major, Business Minor

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author, Basic Real Estate Law in Utah, National Business Institute, Inc., 1989
Co-Author of manuals and participant in other continuing legal education seminars including such titles as Tax Considerations in Real Estate Foreclosures, 1987
Author, State Condemnation Proceedings and the Loss of Saleable Water Assets - State Road Commission v. Tanner, 1974 Utah Law Review 92
Author, The Demand and Supply for Agricultural Water in Utah, a Linear Programming Approach, Utah State University, Master's Thesis, 1974
Co-authored several publications of the Utah Water Research Lab, Including The Demand for Agricultural Water in Utah, Sept. 1973 (Utah Water Research Lab. Pub. No. PRWG 100-4)

Community Service

Utah Procurement Policy Board: Member since 2011
Rotary: District Governor Area Representative (1993 - 1994), Club President (1988 - 90 - Foothill Rotary Club, 2000 - 2001 - Salt Lake Sunrise Rotary Club, 2010 - 2011 - Murray Rotary Club), Paul Harris Fellow Plus One
Utah State University Extension: State-Wide Advisory and Support Council Member/Vice President, 2001 - 2011
Ute Football Conference (junior football league): Conference Vice President/Executive Board Member (2001 - 2009); District Treasurer and Board Member (1989 - 1991, 1993 - 1997)
Sandy Pony/WBBA (little league baseball): Manager (Head Coach) (1988 - 1995), Treasurer, League Commissioner, or Equipment Manager (1991 - 1995)
Sweetwater Golf Course Homeowners Association: Board Member since 2008
Chairman's Award, Utah Assoc. of Special Districts, 1999