CSuite Law provides employment law and executive compensation advice. CSuite Law advises employees, executives, companies and boards of directors on matters, such as:

  • Wrongful dismissals and constructive dismissals
  • Harassment and discrimination matters
  • Executive compensation … more

CSuite Law was founded by Nadine Côté, author of Executive Compensation: A Director’s Guide, the only comprehensive book in Canada on executive compensation.

Nadine has practiced employment law and executive compensation for several years at some of Canada’s most highly regarded Bay Street law firms and businesses. Nadine’s experience has enabled her to develop particular expertise in serving C-Suite level executives, including Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Operating Officers (COOs) and other senior professionals. Nadine has earned the trust of C-Suite executives and companies in negotiating and drafting:

  • Executive employment and severance agreements
  • Change of control agreements
  • Stock option plans, performance share unit plans, LTIPs … more

Nadine Côté, Founder

Nadine Côté, LL.B., is an author and employment lawyer. Nadine has worked at some of Canada’s most prestigious law firms and reputable worldwide organizations, including Davis LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Manulife Financial and Torys LLP.

Nadine has expertise in executive arrangements, incentive compensation, employment standards, privacy, human rights, labour, pension and benefits. Nadine has negotiated and drafted severance agreements, executive contracts, change of control agreements, retention arrangements and security-based compensation plans. Her work has withstood challenge by opposing counsel and has been used as the standard for internal precedents where she has worked.

Nadine routinely advises on pension, benefit, labour, privacy and employment matters in the context of corporate transactions. She has worked on labour, employment and executive compensation matters in several prominent transactions, including Bell Globemedia’s $1.7 billion acquisition of CHUM, Cameco’s spin-off of its gold mining assets with the $253.2 million IPO and secondary offering of Centerra Gold Inc., BFI Canada Income Fund’s combination of BFI Canada and IESI Corp. in a deal valued at $1.1 billion, and in the consortium led by Brookfield Properties Corp. in the combined acquisition of O&Y Properties Corp. and O&Y Real Estate Investment Trust valued at over $2.1 billion.

Nadine obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in 1992, and she received her LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario in 1997. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.

Strategic Alliances

To assist clients with their other business needs, CSuite Law has formed strategic alliances with the following organizations.  Establishing strategic alliances provides clients access to a network of specialists offering excellent service in their respective fields.

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