J. Cliff McKinney  II - Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC

J. Cliff McKinney II

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Cliff McKinney is a transactional attorney at Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC.  His primary practice is real estate law and regulatory matters related to real estate.  Mr. McKinney has served as lead counsel on dozens of multi-million dollar transactions throughout the mid-South region.  His projects include one of the largest real estate transactions in the corporate history of a major global retailer. 

In addition to working on the transactional aspects of a project, Mr. McKinney assists clients with financing, business organization, environmental and land use issues.  His practice includes guiding clients through the regulatory process, including obtaining zoning changes and other governmental approvals.  He has extensive experience assisting clients in obtaining appropriate business licenses and approvals, such as alcohol permits and franchise agreements.  He also assists clients with permitting issues related to the Clean Water Act (e.g., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 404 permits), the National Historic Preservation Act (e.g., Section 106 compliance) and the National Flood Insurance Act (e.g., letters of map revision). 

Mr. McKinney also has experience dealing with real estate-related litigation matters, including adverse possession, boundary by acquiescence, quiet title, eviction, foreclosure and restrictive covenant disputes, among others.  Mr. McKinney has also been active in the legislative process, including serving on the Arkansas Bar Association's Jurisprudence and Law Reform and Legislation Committees.  He has testified before the Arkansas General Assembly on many occasions and been involved in drafting and vetting real estate-related legislation.


Baylor UniversityBA 1999University of ArkansasMPA 2002University of Arkansas School of LawJ.D. 2002Southern Methodist UniversityLL.M 2003
International Council of Shopping CentersAmerican Bar AssociationArkansas Bar AssociationChristian Legal Society

Office Location

111 Center Street, Suite 1900
Little Rock, AR 72201-4420
United States

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law