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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

  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • 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 Thomson Reuters business) in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice area (2005 – 2018)
  • 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

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

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

Academic Appointments

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Former Adjunct Professor

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

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Stephen H. Knee Recognized by Best Lawyers
Stephen H. Knee Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Please visit our Award Methodology page for a description of the standard or methodology on which these accolades are based. Attorney Advertising: No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.