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"When seeking advice from anyone; a lawyer, a doctor, an accountant; a financial advisor or their Uncle Billy one needs two things from them: Trust & Competence. If you do not think that you can trust Uncle Billy, or that he is not competent, you will not seek his advice. The same is true for all professionals. If you find someone that you can trust and is competent at what they do, hold onto them for dear life. We work very hard to earn trust and display competence to clients every day."

~ Adam Gurien


Focus on building meaningful financial relationships

The Gurien Group of Merrill draws on a vast array of knowledge and experience to assist you in meeting the myriad of financial challenges your family will encounter during your lifetime and legacy. Whether planning for life's events or identifying and implementing portfolio strategies, we will help guide you and those you care about to a successful financial future.

Your financial future is made up of numerous components from the birth of a child through estate planning. All of life's events should not be viewed in the vacuum of each, but as a whole working together. In this manner you will always be adequately prepared and able to take advantage of the many changes that occur within your family, the financial markets and the greater world at large.

Utilizing the intellectual capital of Merrill and the award winning BofA Global Research*, we can help you make sense of change and seek to capitalize on it. Our strategic portfolio allocations are designed to help enhance the growth and preservation of your wealth in order to afford you and your loved ones enduring benefits.

Our in depth and sophisticated planning tools will help you view your overall financial situation and allow us to continually illustrate the changes you should make in order to realize your goals and objectives while maximizing investment and taxation efficiencies.

*Any information presented in connection with BofA Global Research is general in nature and is not intended to provide personal investment advice. The information does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any specific person who may receive it. Investors should understand that statements regarding future prospects may not be realized. BofA Global Research is equity research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofA Global Research does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision.

Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Global Research as one of the Top Global Research Firms in 2022 based on surveys held throughout the year. The magazine creates rankings of the top research analysts in a wide variety of specializations, drawn from the choices of portfolio managers and other investment professionals at more than 1,000 firms. BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. Learn more about the methodology at Institutional Investor. Rankings and recognition from Institutional Investor are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement.

A holistic approach to growing client wealth

For most people securing a comfortable retirement is the most important financial challenge ahead of them. For some it’s legacy planning, for others it’s the worry over a disabled child or planning for college. Regardless of your circumstances, our process begins with a conversation about your goals and aspirations. 

We then assist you in formulating specific goals and objectives in order to meet any concerns and fulfill your aspirations. Next we conduct a thorough cost and investment analysis of your current financial situation identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to tailor a recommended plan of action.

After the implementation of our strategy, we periodically review your progress and the market to help ensure challenges are overcome and goals are reached.

Securing a Comfortable Retirement

Imagine that the amount you need in retirement is akin to a bus ticket. If you go to Las Vegas with one hundred dollars and a bus ticket, would you cash in your bus ticket to try and make your one hundred dollars back? For most people, the answer to that question is no.

At the Gurien Group, we will help you determine how much you need for your "bus ticket." Once we identify how much you need, then we can assess if you are ahead, on target or behind your path to a comfortable retirement. That conclusion will allow us to assist you in properly allocating your investment assets.

Further, every financial decision you make in your life should be based on how you are doing for retirement. What type of mortgage, if any, the type of insurance, how to finance college costs, estate planning, etc. should all be assessed in the context of what you need in retirement. It’s not that you will not do all of these things, it’s about ensuring that you do them in a financially prudent manner that maximizes your after tax retirement income.

Finally, our team will construct for you an in-depth retirement analysis that will take into account not only your financial condition as it exists today, but future variables and events.

A long history with New Jersey's healthcare community

The Gurien Group has partnered with New Jersey's healthcare community for decades. We offer access to a wide variety of financial benefits. We understand the distinct financial needs of the healthcare community and are proud to offer complimentary financial assistance on a broad array of financial concerns from retirement planning services and wealth management to employee benefit programs, insurance analysis, mortgages, the evaluation of high-level credit and lending needs, planned giving and endowment investment management.

Representatives of The Gurien Group are always willing to accommodate your busy and often unpredictable schedule. You can also call us at any time with a question or concern and receive a prompt and knowledgeable response.

*Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.


Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from financial industry publications or directly from Bank of America Corporation. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Adam J Gurien

Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-By-State" 2023
Published on March 10, 2023. Rankings based on data as of September 30, 2022.

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2022
Published on April 7, 2022.  Rankings based on data as of June 30, 2021.

Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-By-State" 2022
Published on March 11, 2022. Rankings based on data as of September 30, 2021.

Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" 2021
Published on March 12, 2021. Rankings based on data as of September 30, 2020.

Barron's "America's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" 2011
Published on February 21, 2011. Rankings based on data as of September 30, 2010.

Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Mitch Canada

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #118960

Sameer Derashri

Wealth Strategies Advisor

Bank of America, N.A.

Natalie De La Calle

Alternative Investments Regional Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

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stay on track

We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.

    Changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.


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      The Power of the Right Advisor®
      Working with a dedicated Merrill advisor means you get personalized investment strategies from Merrill plus access to comprehensive financial solutions only Bank of America can deliver.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

      A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

      We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.