Sitkoff appointed to two new ULC committees

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Robert H. Sitkoff, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been appointed to two new Uniform Law Commission committees—the study committee on trust protectors, and the drafting committee on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities.

Established in 1892, the Uniform Law Commission provides states with models for non-partisan legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. Among the commission’s many contributions are the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Probate Code, and the Uniform Trust Code.

The drafting committee on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities will draft series provisions that can be added to some or all of the uniform unincorporated business organization acts, including possible revisions to the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act, for which Sitkoff served as the reporter (the principal drafter).

Sitkoff was appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2008 as a Uniform Law Commissioner from Massachusetts in 2008. Most recently, he contributed to the Commission’s Uniform Premarital and Premarital Act (UPMAA); last year, he was named to the ULC’s drafting committee for the Uniform Act on Powers of Appointment.

Earlier this year, the American Law Institute elected Sitkoff to join its Council. The council serves as the governing body of the ALI, the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

Further information on these and other new drafting and study committees, as well as information on the Uniform Law Commission, can be found at the ULC’s website at