My approach to problem solving is not telling a client why something can't be done, but rather coming up with a way that it can be done, while protecting the client and accomplishing its goals.  My clients know that I care about them and this cements our relationship.

Mr. Knee concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, mediation, corporate law and general business counseling, corporate governance issues, post-acquisition business disputes and business divorces.  He serves as outside general counsel for middle market businesses and represents corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities in all forms of business transactions.  He also represents lenders in commercial financial transactions and secured and unsecured creditors in workouts and bankruptcy proceedings. 

Mr. Knee is listed on the roster of Superior Court of New Jersey-approved civil mediators in the areas of complex commercial litigation, contracts and commercial transactions, and general equity. 

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law categories (1987 – present)
  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice area (2005 – present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (1975 – present)
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law (published by Marquis Who's Who LLC) (1991-2008)

  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America (published by Marquis Who's Who LLC) (1992-2004)

  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the East (published by Marquis Who's Who LLC) (1998)

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Uniquely NJ

  • Director Emeritus and former Director and Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Member, Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court
  • Founding Member, Inn of Transactional Counsel
  • Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee, Ethics Committee
  • Board of Trustees and Vice-President, Mental Health Association of Essex County, Inc.
  • Former member of Board of Trustees, Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
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More Activities & Experience

  • Member, American Bar Association; Former Co-Chair, Section of Business Law Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Task Force on Acquisitions of Public Companies; Member, Section of Dispute Resolution

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Alerts

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Departments

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1965

Duke University, A.B., 1962  

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1965
  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1965
  • United States Supreme Court, 1969
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1999

Clerkships

  • Former law clerk to The Honorable Morris Pashman, Superior Court of New Jersey

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A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found HERE. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.