Catherine Canade

300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, New York 11201
United States
Office Phone: 646-308-1315
Member since 2019
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

I am a collaborative attorney and mediator practicing in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the North Fork of Long Island. My practice focuses on family and couples conflicts, including in the LGBTQI and the trans communities, divorce, separation and custody and visitation/parenting plans, including relocation, and pre and post nuptial agreements.  I firmly believe that the collaborative process, where the parties shape and determine the results, is a far more effective method of resolving conflict than litigating in the traditional court system, and a process that can allow you to maintain your relationships and produce agreements that best serve the interests of you and your family.

Area(s) of Practice: Matrimonial and Family Law
License(s): New York

Professional Activities

New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, board member; Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professionals, founding member; Brooklyn Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Family Law Section;  Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, past President, co-director Mentorship Program; National Association of Divorce Professionals, co-founder, former Assistant Director, Brooklyn Chapter; New York State Council on Divorce Mediation; FamilyKind, mediation panel, legal educator, communications facilitator;

Undergraduate Education

Vassar College, AB English with honors, 1987

Postgraduate Education

American University, Washington College of Law, JD, with honors, 1990

Professional Education

The Center for Mediation and Training; The Center for Understanding in Conflict; Community Mediation Services; New York Peace Institute; New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section.


I have spoken widely on mediation and collaborative law and trained new mediators through the New York Peace Institute's apprenticeship program, the FDMC's and FamilyKind's mentorship programs.