Overview

Mr. Checketts is a member of the Real Property and Leasing Land Use, Litigation, Trials and Appeals sections.  He has also been Chairman of the Real Property section of the Utah State Bar.  His practice concentrates on eminent domain, impact fees, exactions, regulatory takings, condemnation, real estate acquisition, development, financing, and owner’s associations.

Mr. Checketts represents condemnees, condemners, buyers, sellers, and developers. He also represents major land owners in property subdivision, development, governmental land use approvals, permitting, acquisition, leasing, financing and disposition. 

Mr. Checketts is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite and a Mountain States Super Lawyer for real estate. He is also recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in Eminent Domain and Condemnation.

  • aaSuper Lawyers 2020
  • zzBest Lawyers - Checketts

Experience

  • Represents landowners whose property is being condemned or taken under threat of condemnation both in protecting the owners' interest in the remaining land and in helping the property owners receive just compensation
  • Represents condeming authorities in negotiating with landowners and keeping their projects moving forward in a timely manner
  • Represents buyers, sellers, developers, and lenders in the financing, acquisition, planning and zoning, development, entitlements, leasing, and sale of residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial properties
  • Represents major land owners in property subdivision, development, governmental land use approvals, permitting, acquisition, leasing, and disposition
  • Works in all stages of litigation in matters concerning eminent domain, contractual disputes, land use, regulatory takings, administrative, municipal, and environmental law
  • Practiced with Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to joining Kirton McConkie

News & Events

Speaking Engagements

  • Impact Fees: It's all about fairness!
    BYU Education Week, 08.22.2019
  • Eminent Domain: A condemner can be a good buyer
    BYU Education Week, 08.22.2019
  • Utah’s Unique Eminent Domain Legal Regime
    CLE at Sea, 02.2017
  • Utah Eminent Domain Law
    BYU Education Week, Provo, Utah, 08.2016
  • Condemnation From Start to Finish
    Utah State Bar, 02.2015
  • Recent Developments in Condemnation Law in Utah
    International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 2014
  • Utah’s Unique Condemnation Regime
    Brigham Young University Education Week, 2014
  • Recent Developments in Condemnation Law in Utah
    International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 2013
  • Current Status of Eminent Domain in Utah
    Utah State Bar 2011 Summer Convention, San Diego, CA, 06.08.2012

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