Donald J. Weidner

Donald Weidner

Donald J. Weidner

Dean and Professor Emeritus
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Phone: 850.556.4433


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 2023) (with Robert W. Hillman and Allan G. Donn). He has also written numerous articles on partnerships, limited liability companies, and financial accounting. He teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Closely Held Businesses, Property, and Real Estate Finance. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.

Dean Emeritus Weidner has served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Uniform Law Commission and was the Reporter for the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (1994). He is also a member of the American Law Institute and currently a member of its Members Consultative Group on the Restatement of the Law of Corporate Governance. 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 served as a visiting professor at some of the nation’s top law schools, including Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Stanford. 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, 77 The Business Lawyer 381 (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)