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Nadine Otten


Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3

+1.709.570.8837 x58837


Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Ontario, 2022; Newfoundland & Labrador, 2023

Nadine maintains a general practice in corporate law and litigation.  Her broad experience in corporate formation and reorganization, corporate governance, commercial agreements, real property, and general litigation allows her to understand all aspects of complex transactions while simultaneously foreseeing and taking steps to avoid future liability.

Some of Nadine’s representative experience includes:

  • Representing over 40 agricultural landowners facing expropriation by a public utilities company for a major transmission line expansion project; negotiated terms of settlement with expropriating authority on behalf of each client with a focus on maximizing quantum of compensation while minimizing tax liability.
  • Assisting on a complex share sale of an emerging technology company to a Fortune 500 company, including by supporting due diligence, drafting ancillary documents, and facilitating closing.
  • Providing end-to-end advice and services to successful bidders in a number public procurement processes, including municipal procurement of professional services and Parks Canada procurement of tourism services.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2021
Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Certificate in Business Law, 2021
St. Francis Xavier University, BA (First Class Honours) Economics, 2016

Professional Development

4L Academy, Certificate in Due Diligence (M&A), 2022
4L Academy, Certificate in Closings (M&A), 2022


Member, Canadian Bar Association, 2021-Current
Pro Bono research student, Schulich School of Law, 2019
Athlete, St. Francis Xavier University Varsity Track and Field, 2012-2016
Member, St. Francis Xavier University Varsity Athlete Leadership Academy, 2013-2016
Equity & Diversity Representative, St. Francis Xavier University Students’ Union, 2013


Schulich Scholarship in Law, 2020
David Martin Jones Memorial Award, 2019
Schulich Scholarship in Law, 2018
Four time Academic All Canadian, 2012-2016
Dean’s List (St. Francis Xavier University), 2012-2016
Rookie of the Year, X-Women Varsity Track and Field, 2013
Atlantic University Sport 2nd Team All-Star, 2015
FX President’s Circle of Young Alumni Inductee, 2016
Leader of Distinction Recipient, St.FX Varsity Athlete Leadership Academy, 2016

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