Donald J. Weidner

Donald Weidner

Donald J. Weidner

Dean Emeritus and Alumni Centennial Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Rotunda, R201
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, fiduciary duties, and real estate finance, Donald Weidner is co-author of The Revised Uniform Partnership Act (Thomson Reuters 2018) (with Robert W. Hillman and Allan G. Donn). He also has written on law firm breakups, capital accounts in unincorporated firms, complex leasing arrangements, and the taxation of real estate transactions. 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. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Texas, University of New Mexico, Stanford University 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 Publications

THE REVISED UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT (with Robert W. Hillman & Allan G. Donn) (Thomson Reuters 2018) 

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

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

Leaving Law Firms with Client Fees: Florida’s Path, 91-10 Fla. B. J. 9 (2017)

Capital Accounts in LLCs and in Partnerships, in Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (Robert W. Hillman & Mark J. Loewenstein, editors) (Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)



Starting Line, 30-9 POWER & MOTORYACHT 152 (September 2014) (guest column)