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Mark H. Anderson has over 35 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 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, focusing on agricultural economics. He clerked for judges in the Utah U.S. District Court and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in Utah and California, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 34%
  2. Government: 33%
  3. Environmental: 33%



Hourly ($310-390/hour)

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Fabian & Clendenin

215 S State St Ste 1200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2334


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chairman's AwardUtah Assoc. of Special Districts1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Procurement Policy BoardN/A2011 - Present
Sweetwater Golf Course Homeowners AssociationBoard Member2008 - Present
Ute Football Conference (junior football league): Conference Vice President/Executive Board Member (2001 - 2009); District Treasurer and Board Member (1989 - 1991, 1993 - 1997)N/A1989 - Present
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 OneN/A1988 - Present
Utah State Bar; Government (former Chair), Real Property, Environmental Law, and Construction Law Sections; Utah State Bar Examiner (Real Property)N/A1976 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1975 - Present
Utah State University ExtensionState-Wide Advisory and Support Council Member/Vice President2001 - 2011
American Bar Association; Public Contract Law SectionN/A1992 - 2000
Sandy Pony/WBBA (little league baseball): Manager (Head Coach) (1988 - 1995), Treasurer, League Commissioner, or Equipment Manager (1991 - 1995)N/A1988 - 1995
American Bar AssociationN/A1978 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sanders v. Sharp, 818 P.2d 574 (Utah Ct. App. 1991)N/A
50 West Broadway Assoc. v. Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, 784 P. 2d 1162 (Utah 1989)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute, Inc.Basic Real Estate Law in Utah1989
Utah Law Review 92State Condemnation Proceedings and the Loss of Saleable Water Assets - State Road Commission v. Tanner1974
Utah State University, Master's ThesisThe Demand and Supply for Agricultural Water in Utah, a Linear Programming Approach1974
Utah Water Research Lab. Pub. No. PRWG 100-4The Demand for Agricultural Water in Utah1973
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AN/A1975