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Marilyn J. Canda




Ms. Canda has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law since she began practicing law in 1996. She specializes in high conflict cases involving child custody, relocation, support, equitable distribution, business valuation, pre-marital agreements and other complex legal and financial issues.

Prior to joining this firm as a Partner in 2019, Ms. Canda was a Partner in the firm of Finnerty, Canda, & Concannon, P.C., a boutique firm in Fair Lawn dedicated to the practice of Family Law. She was employed there for 17 years and, during that time, worked closely with John E. Finnerty, Esq., one of leading matrimonial attorneys in the State of New Jersey.

Ms. Canda received her B.A in English from Montclair State University in 1993 and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1996, where she was the recipient of the Deborah Michael Richards Memorial Award for Excellence in Family Law.

She has participated in the Family Law Inns of Court, and is a member of New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. She has also lectured and written articles about New Jersey Family Law Issues and served as a Panelist on the Early Settlement Program in Passaic County.

Ms. Canda has been voted by her peers as a New Jersey Super Lawyer’s Rising Star and a New Jersey Super Lawyer. She has also been selected as one of the Top Lawyers in Bergen County.

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