Stephen Knee

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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.




?   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)




Practice Groups

Alternative Dispute Resolution Banking, Business Financing

& Creditors' Rights



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



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

?   Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated A 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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?   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 President, Mental Health Association of Essex County, Inc.

?   Former member of Board of Trustees, Jewish Family Service of Metrowest




?   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




?   Former Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law




Presenter, Business Divorce: Understanding Its Dynamics and Formulating Solutions Sponsor: American Bar Association, December 6, 2016

Speaker, Drafting Arbitration Clauses

Sponsor: Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court, January 13, 2106 and May 12, 2016


Presenter, Business Divorce: Understanding Its Dynamics and Formulating Solutions Hot Off the Press - Brown Bag Series

Sponsor: American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, March 18, 2015


Has lectured to various legal industry and business group, including the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Financial Executives Institute





Contributor, ADR Deskbook for the Business Lawyer

Co-Author, Chapter 7: Managing Post-Acquisition Disputes; and Author, Chapter 8: Family Business Disputes and Business Divorces

American Bar Association, December 2016


Author, Business Divorce: Understanding Its Dynamics and Formulating Solutions

American Bar Association, 2015


Author, Buying and Selling Businesses

New Jersey Practice - Skills and Methods, West Publishing, 1


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