Steven T. Knipfelberg


  • Steven T. Knipfelberg
  • Phone: +1 973 424 2019
    Fax: +1 973 556 1571

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    One Riverfront Plaza
    1037 Raymond Boulevard, Suite 1800
    Newark, NJ 07102-5429

Steven T. Knipfelberg  focuses his trial practice on complex commercial and business litigation, financial institution litigation, commercial real estate disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and contract disputes. He serves as counsel to national and community financial institutions, secured lenders, equipment finance companies, commercial landlords, CMBS servicers, and REITs in a wide range of matters, including those involving real and personal property foreclosures, loan defaults and guaranty enforcement, receiverships, pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies, contract disputes, and allegations of lender liability and consumer fraud. While Mr. Knipfelberg primarily practices in the federal, state, appellate, and bankruptcy courts of New Jersey and New York, he often represents client in other jurisdictions, including California, Delaware, Florida, and Nevada.

Mr. Knipfelberg regularly defends lenders in cases throughout the United States against allegations of consumer fraud and violations of state and federal consumer protection statutes. He has counseled various companies seeking advice in developing financial products for compliance with consumer credit and banking laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and other state and federal statutes.

Mr. Knipfelberg also is an active member of the Duane Morris Fintech industry group, with an interest in legal and regulatory issues concerning cryptocurrencies, digital tokens, blockchain and other forms of distributed ledger technology.

Mr. Knipfelberg is a 2009 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Circuit Review Journal, and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" in 2021 and 2022.

Areas of Practice

  • Trial
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Creditors' Rights

  • Consumer Fraud and Protection
  • Fintech
  • Bankruptcy
  • Appellate Litigation


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2009
    - Associate Editor, Seton Hall Circuit Review Journal
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A., 2005


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2014-present
  • Ostrowitz & Ostrowitz
    - Associate, 2011-2014
  • Legal Services of New Jersey
    - Staff Attorney, 2010

Professional Activities

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2021 and 2022

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Military Legal Assistance Program, New Jersey Bar Association

Selected Publications