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LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University, 1967

LL.B., Harvard University, 1964

B.A., University of Virginia, 1961

Professional Recognition

Recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award of the Partnership Committee of the ABA Business Law Section

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel

Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

Fellow, Virginia Bar Foundation

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Member, American Law Institute and Members Consultative Groups on Restatement of Trusts Third, Restatement of Agency Third, and Restatement of Property Third (Wills and other Donative Transfers)

AV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America

Virginia's "Legal Elite" Virginia Business magazine

Selected by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine


Virginia State Bar

American Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association


Sentara Healthcare: Director and Chairman of Finance Committee

Tidewater Jewish Foundation: Chairman of Gift Acceptance Committee

Allan G. Donn

Allan concentrates his practice in the areas of partnerships and limited liability companies, taxation, and estate planning. He lectures and writes on those subjects, including numerous articles for The Journal of Passthrough Entities and in the September and November 2010 and July, 2011 issues of the Journal of Taxation. He is the editor of Limited Liability Companies in Virginia (3d ed. 2008) currently in the process of revision and is the author of Practical Guide to Limited Liability Companies in State Limited Liability Company and Limited Liability Partnership Laws. He has been a panelist on the annual ALI-ABA webcast on Choice of Entity since 2003, including the one aired on February 17, 2012.

Allan has been the Chairman of the Joint Editorial Board on the Uniform Unincorporated Organization Acts of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the ABA, which reviews and recommends changes to the Uniform Laws. He was the ABA Advisor to the Revised Uniform Partnership Act Drafting Committee, ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Enforcement Access to Entity Information Act Drafting Committee, and the ABA Business Law Section Advisor to the Harmonization of Business Entity Acts Drafting Committee.  He has recently been appointed as the Reporter for the Uniform Laws Commission study committee to recommend whether the ULC should undertake uniform series entity legislation.

  • Formed joint venture Delaware limited liability company for nationwide construction equipment business, including drafting the agreement and advising on tax issues.

  • Formed partnership for nationwide publishing company, including drafting the agreement and advising on the partnership tax issues.

  • Formed joint venture between a United States national cable programmer and a Canadian media company for the creation of a Canadian cable weather service.

  • Advised NYSE company on fiduciary responsibility rules applicable to transactions with a partnership, other partners and affiliates.

  • Negotiated and prepared limited partnership agreements for NYSE company to participate in development of its land in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Indiana.

  • Acted as special counsel to venture capital investors on LLC and tax issues.

  • Represented investor in a number of venture capital media limited partnerships.