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 practice on complex commercial and business litigation and secured creditor litigation, with an emphasis on representing national and regional financial institutions.  He is experienced in loan default actions, real and personal property foreclosures, defending consumer claims including FDCPA, TILA, consumer fraud and other federal and state consumer claims, and judgment enforcement in New Jersey and New York.  Mr. Knipfelberg also represents clients in bankruptcy cases, including adversary proceedings.

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.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a mezzanine lender in the Complex Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court in what is among the largest coordinated securities actions in California history.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trial
  • Creditors' Rights

  • Consumer Fraud and Protection
  • Bankruptcy


  • 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

Civic and Charitable Activities

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

Selected Publications