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Lynee M. Kniss

LYNEE M. KNISS is a Senior Associate with FERRUZZO. She was admitted to the California bar in 2000. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 1995, and Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.

Ms. Kniss represents individual, professional and corporate fiduciaries in complex post-death administration for both trusts and probates, including real estate and business owners. She also advises clients on simple through advanced estate planning solutions for wealth transfer, gifting, charitable giving, estate and gift tax planning, and business formation strategies. After law school Ms. Kniss began her career in trust administration as a Trust Officer at Wells Fargo administering complex testamentary and inter-vivos trusts, special needs trusts, charitable trusts, conservatorships, and foundations, and was a Wealth Management Advisor for First American Trust.

Ms. Kniss supports the Estate Planning and Trust Administration practice groups at FERRUZZO.

Ms. Kniss currently resides in Laguna Beach

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills
  • Estate, Probate & Trust Administration
  • Estate, Probate & Trust Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2001


Loyola Law School, 2000
Juris Doctor

University of California Los Angeles, 1995
Bachelor of Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association: Trust & Estates Section, Taxation Section
  • Orange County Bar Association: Trust & Estates, Tax Law Section, and Business & Corporate Law