Estate Planning | Estate Administration | Tax Planning | Special Needs Planning | Elder Law | Business Succession Planning

With more than 30 years of practice experience, attorney Peggy Sheahan Knee has a well-earned reputation for skill, knowledge, experience and results, earning accolades from her peers in the legal profession, as well as her clients. She’s a frequent speaker on topics related to her practice and has been lauded for her commitment to represent clients with limited means as well as clients with substantial net worth.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Preparation of Inheritance and Estate Tax Returns
  • Special Needs Planning including preparation of Special Needs Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Business Succession Planning


  • Fordham College- Bachelor of Arts
  • Fordham Law School-Juris Doctor
  • New York University School of Law-Master of Laws in Taxation

Bar Memberships

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Florida
  • United States Tax Court

Professional Associations and Leadership Roles

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    -Past President
    -Former Trustee
    -Past Chair—Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    -Past Chair-Women in the Profession Section
    -Past Chair-New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
  • Northern New Jersey Estate Planning Council
    -Past President
  • Bergen County Estate Planning Council
    National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
    -Member and Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) for Elder Law
  • American Bar Foundation
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    -Member – Elder Law Committee
    -Member – Fiduciary Litigation Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Association
    -Past Chair-Probate Committee
  • Frequent lecturer on trusts and estates for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Awards and Honors

  • Dorothy Black Distinguished Service Award, in recognition for her role in the development of probate law in New Jersey, from the Real Property, Estate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association—2013
  • Best of Bergen Trust and Estate Lawyers—201 Magazine—2017
  • Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education from the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education-2002
  • Distinguished Legislative Service Award from New Jersey State Bar Association-2000
  • Amicus Curiae Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association for work on In re Keri-2004
  • Award for service as Chair of the Uniform Probate Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association-2004
  • AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System
  • Named a New Jersey Super Lawyer every year since the inception of the designation





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