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Peggy Sheahan Knee

Elder law Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Peggy Knee, Peggy Sheahan

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 36 years
    New York - NY 38 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peggy

Learn Peggy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    planning for Medicaid eligibility; guardianship and conservatorship for incapacitated persons; estate planning for senior citizens including tax advice, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and advanced medical directives

    37 years

  2. Estate planning
    Preparing sophisticated estate plans for clients; preparing Last Will and Testament, revocable and irrevocable trusts and ancillary documents

    37 years

  3. Probate
    handling probate proceedings both in Surrogates Court and Superior Court; preparation of estate tax returns including but not limited to federal estate tax return, New Jersey estate tax and New Jersey inheritance tax returns and New York estate tax return; preparation of informal and formal accountings and refunding bonds and releases.

    37 years

  4. Guardianship

    37 years

  5. Trusts

    37 years

  6. Power of attorney

    37 years

  7. Medicaid and medicare
    Practice limited to planning and applications for New Jersey assisted living and nursing home Medicaid

    37 years

  8. Wills and living wills

    37 years

  9. Residential real estate

Peggy Sheahan Knee grew up in the Bronx, New York. She had early exposure to the difficulties facing families with elderly relatives. Her grandfather was severely disabled due to the side effects experienced from encephalopathy and he lived under difficult circumstances from age 82 until age 95. Peggy saw the impact that aging took upon her family and sought to achieve expertise in the newly developled Elder Law field, after establishing herself as a trusts and estates/tax practitioner. She holds a Masters of Taxation law degree from New York University School of Law and has found the degree invaluable in advising both estate planning and Elder Law clients. Peggy also works closely with families who have loved ones with special needs and counsels the families as to the appropriate courses of action to provide for their loved ones in the future.

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The Knee Law Firm, LLC
21 Main Street
Court Plaza South
Hackensack, NJ, 07601


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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Review of Peggy Knee
Peggy gave us excellent advice regarding my Mom’s situation that was practical and easy to understand. Her no nonsense approach is refreshing and she does not try to overly complicate issues and concentrates on practical, cost effective solutions. I highly recommend her! We will hire her for probate!!
Posted by Rev. Peter J. Palmisano | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Estate Matters
I came to know Peggy 10 years ago. She helped and continues to help my family to deal with all property/estate planning. Peggy is extremely efficient in her field of expertise. She sees every situation to completion for the greatest good of her clients. Every person and s ituation is managed with integrity, dignity and respect. I highly regard Peggy as a woman of great intelligence and wisdom who also has at heart the greatest good for all people and especially family values. I highly recommend her and her firm.
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Posted by Paul | August 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Our go to lawyer for estate planning.
Peggy Knee has provided our family with excellent legal family advice and services. She is thorough, timely and helps you to understand your living wills, wills , power of attorney and trusts.
Posted by J.R. | August 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly professional (and friendly) attorney who gave expert counseling and advice in breaking down extremely complex legal issues. Extremely helpful and professional office staff - very responsive and always returns phone calls. Great results!
Posted by Marna | August 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
We picked a good one!
We have worked with Peggy on our Domestic Partnership Agreement. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and up-to-date on all relevant issues. She is down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and always makes us feel comfortable. She addresses all of our concerns with a high level of expertise and compassion and we highly recommend her! By the way, she is lots of fun too!
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Posted by Bill H. | August 18, 2017
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Top Notch Estate Law Firm
My family hired Peggy Knee to do estate planning for my parents. Peggy is very knowledgeable and capable, and her work product reflected this. What really impresed me was the level of service she and her staff provided. You always felt that your case was their most important case, and they were responsive and courteous. And when my parents needed advice on an immedaite basis, Peggy made herself readily available. As an attorney in private practice for 35+ years, I know what qualities to look for in another attorney, and Peggy has them all. The firm not only provides legal advice, her partner, Robert, is a first class litigation attorney for those times when you need representation in court.
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Posted by Alan | August 17, 2017
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Estate Planning Advice and Document Preparation/Completion
My wife and I were clients of Peggy Knee for over a decade who handled all of our estate planning needs. Both as a legal adviser and as very highly regarded professional in her field, Peggy Knee was outstanding who always had our best interests at heart both legally and personally. She drafted our wills, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies and medical release and medical directives. Her work was outstanding in all cases. We would recommend her to potential clients .
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Posted by Susan | August 8, 2017
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Peggy Knee
Peggy has been our family attorney for many years now. She is always responsive, helpful and accommodating to meet with us. Her assistant Fonda is wonderful as well!
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Client Focussed
We hired The Knee Firm to represent us in a difficult construction proceeding. They were professional, responsive, knowledgeable and achieved a great result.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • The Knee Law Firm, LLC
  • 1998 - Present


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1987
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • law
  • 1984
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • In re Keri
  • NJ Supreme Court overturned lower court


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • N/A


  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Lexi Nexis Practice Guide
  • 2017
  • Elder Law-co-author
  • Lexis Nexis Practice Guide
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Contested Guardianships
  • Representing petitioner in Guardianship Proceeding
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Peggy
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Peggy for many years. She is an experienced attorney who cares about her clients. She is highly professional and a well-respected leader in the legal community. Any potential client that selects her is making a wise decision."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peggy Sheahan Knee is an experienced and extremely competent attorney practicing in the areas of wills, probate, trusts and estates. She is very responsive to her clients' needs. I have known and worked with her for many years and I recommend her highly."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peggy and I have collaborated on several matters involving family law matters and elder law/ estate planning. She is compassionate, extremely well versed in the law and a true professional. I look forward to continuing our affiliation on additional matters. She is very well respected in her field."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is nothing I take more seriously than a client asking me to refer them to a lawyer outside of my area of practice. The criteria I use is whether or not I would hire that lawyer to represent me or my family. When it comes to elder care referrals, I have no reservation of referring my family and clients to Peggy Sheahan Knee. She is a top notch lawyer and person. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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