Lisa Knee

, Partner


Lisa Knee


  • Real Estate
  • Private Equity
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Business Entity Tax
  • Hospitality
  • Family Office Services


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Boston University: BS (Accounting concentration)
  • Brooklyn Law School: JD, cum laude
  • New York University Law School: LLM, Taxation


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women New York
  • Long Island Real Estate Group

Lisa Knee is a Tax Partner and is the firm’s National Leader for the Real Estate Private Equity Group with over 25 years of experience. Her expertise covers a range of real estate funds and transactions, including acquisitions, refinancing, like-kind exchanges, joint venture agreements, and structuring tax rehabilitation credits for a variety of clients, such as leading real estate owners, operators, investors, family offices, and developers, in addition to  hospitality companies, world-renowned restaurant groups, and financial service firms. Lisa has also consulted with large boutique hotel groups on their acquisitions, dispositions, partner buy-outs, property renovations and rebuilds.

Lisa has worked on a variety of highly complex transactions for clients, including domestic and international tax structuring for portfolio companies, management companies, and individual owners. Her legal background has also made her adept in mitigating tax issues and providing expert litigation services involving partnership disputes.

A recognized expert, Lisa has been frequently featured and quoted in various business publications for her insight on real estate and tax planning topics, and she has co-authored various articles for Nassau Lawyer. Lisa was featured in a series of interviews with industry visionaries and uncovers the stories behind some of the top development projects in New York City. She has interviewed leaders such as Silverstein Properties chairman Larry Silverstein and real estate tycoon Richard LeFrak. Lisa also frequently develops and moderates Q&A and panel presentations with some of the biggest names in commercial real estate for events. She was honored as a “NYC Power Woman in Real Estate” by Bisnow in 2016 & 2018.

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