Donald J. Weidner

Dean Donald J. Weidner

Dean and Alumni Centennial Professor, Florida State University College of Law

A recognized authority on partnerships, fiduciary duties, and real estate finance, Dean Weidner is co-author ofThe Revised Uniform Partnership Act(West Group, 2011). He also has recently written on academic freedom, the taxation of real estate transactions and organizations, and on the use of special purpose entities by large corporations to keep debt off their books. Dean Weidner teaches Property, Agency and Partnership, and Real Estate Finance.

A member of the American Law Institute and Reporter for the 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-present. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the law schools of University of Texas, University of New Mexico, Stanford University and University of North Carolina. He began his legal career at the New York firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Dean Weidner is an honors graduate of University of Texas Law School, where he was project editor of theTexas Law Review.

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


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