J. Cliff McKinney has been appointed a member of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Real Property Acts of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). Originally a joint effort of the ULC and the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, the board now includes representatives from the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American Land Title Association, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and the Community Associations Institute.
Founded in 1892, the ULC is comprised of state commissions on uniform laws from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The state uniform law commissioners come together as the ULC to study and review the law of the states to determine which areas of law should be uniform. The commissioners draft and propose specific statutes in areas of the law where uniformity between the states is desirable, but no uniform law is effective until a state legislature adopts it. The Legislative Committee, with at least one liaison in each state and territory, is responsible for seeking the state enactment of uniform and model acts approved by the ULC.
A managing member of the law firm, Cliff concentrates his practice on real estate, land use and business transactions.