Estate Litigation | Fiduciary Disputes | Guardianships & Conservatorships| Elder Law | Corporate and Commercial Matters | Real Estate

For almost three decades, attorney Robert A. Knee has provided comprehensive and effective legal counsel to individuals, fiduciaries and businesses throughout Bergen County and the surrounding areas. Robert focuses his practice on estate and fiduciary litigation and also provides counsel on transactional matters including real estate matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Will Contests
  • Accountings
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate and Commercial Matters


  • Duke University-Bachelor of Arts
  • Washington University School of Law-Juris Doctor
    -Associate Editor-Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law

Bar Memberships

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court-New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals-Third Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Leadership Roles

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    -Past Chair-Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Bergen County Bar Association
    -Past Chair-Probate Committee
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)Association
    -Member-Fiduciary Litigation Committee
    -Member-Elder Law Committee
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, District Ethics Committee (Bergen County)
    -Member -2014 to August, 2022
    -Vice Chair -2017 to 2018
    -Chair – 2018 to 2020
  • Frequent Lecturer on Estate Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation and Guardianships for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient—Arthur S. Horn Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his contribution to real property law in New Jersey, from the Real Property Estate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association—2017
  • Amicus Curiae Award for his work on Lewis v. Harris,188 N.J. 415 (2006) from the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Best of Bergen Trust and Estate Lawyers-201 Magazine-2017
  • AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer for Estate and Trust Litigation, 2012-2017





Fellow The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Robert Knee Estate Lawyer Martindale AV Rating

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