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Mariana "Marili" Cancio Johnson, an AV-rated attorney concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate, real estate and international law. With over 25 of experience, she counsels large and mid-size companies across diverse industries with respect to a wide range of business matters. Prior to starting Cancio Johnson in 2011, Marili worked for two of Florida's premiere law firms Holland & Knight LLP and Fowler White Burnett PA.


In real estate she manages the busy real estate and title practice. Cancio Johnson is a title agent for The Fund and is a fully-insured law practice representing lenders and borrowers.


Marili assists clients negotiating and executing business acquisitions and real estate transactions that complement overall business and financial objectives. She has a niche practice with Latin Americans purchasing real estate in Florida.  She also assists with corporate governance and trademark maintenance. Marili has extensive experience with mergers, acquisitions and asset exchange transactions. Significantly, Marili offers general counsel services to mid-size companies in South Florida.

In the international arena, Marili represents companies operating in Latin America and foreign investors establishing and expanding companies in the U.S. She helps clients plan and negotiate multi-jurisdictional mergers, other corporate transactions and real estate purchases.




Florida 1996

U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of Florida


Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.

Eastern University, B.A.

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated since 2003,


Top 100 Contributor to The Fund 2022, 2023

Top Rated South Florida Lawyer 
Legal Elite Top Lawyers 

Award for Dedication, Contribution and Commitment to the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board and South Florida Hispanic Community

Professional & Civic Involvement

Greater Miami Expressway Agency

Trustee of Miami Dade College

American Bar Association

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Cuban American Bar Association

Key Biscayne Bar Association

Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce

Miami-Dade County, Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, Chair

Miami-Dade County, Community Relations Board

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Trustee

Liga Contra el Cancer (League Against Cancer), Pro Bono Counsel

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