Donald J. Weidner

Donald Weidner

Donald J. Weidner

Dean Emeritus and Alumni Centennial Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A227E
Phone: 850.644.4834
Fax: 850.644.7527


J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1969
B.S. (Psychology), Fordham University, 1966

A recognized authority on partnerships, limited liability companies and fiduciary duties, Donald Weidner is co-author of The Revised Uniform Partnership Act (Thomson Reuters 2020) (with Robert W. Hillman and Allan G. Donn). He has also written on limited liability companies, law firm breakups and accounting for leases. He teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Closely Held Businesses, Liability Among Associated Business Entities and Real Estate Finance.

Dean Emeritus Weidner served two terms as a gubernatorial appointee (with senate confirmation) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. A member of the American Law Institute who was also Reporter for the Revised Uniform Partnership Act, he served as dean of Florida State University College of Law from 1991-1997, as interim dean from 1998-2000, and as dean from 2000-2016. In 2011, he was named one of the Nine Transformative Law Deans of the Last Decade. In 2019, he received Florida State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Texas, University of New Mexico, Stanford Law School and University of North Carolina. Dean Emeritus Weidner is an honors graduate of University of Texas Law School, where he was project editor of the Texas Law Review.


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

The Unfortunate Role of Special Litigation Committees in LLCs, Bus. Lawyer (forthcoming spring 2022) 

LLC Default Rules Are Hazardous to Member Liquidity, 76 The Business Lawyer 151 (2020)

The Revised Uniform Partnership Act (with Robert W. Hillman & Allan G. Donn) (Thomson Reuters 2020) (also 2018, 2019 eds.)

Dissatisfied Members in Florida LLCs: Remedies, 18 Fla. St. Bus. Rev. 1 (2019)

New FASB Rules on Accounting for Leases: A Sarbanes-Oxley Promise Delivered, 72 Bus. Law. 367 (2017)