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Jessica Sheridan



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Jessica has extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions. This includes:

  • complex mixed-use development projects
  • infrastructure projects
  • joint ventures
  • acquisitions
  • disposals
  • financing
  • leasing 
  • construction contracts

Jessica advises clients across a broad range of sectors, including:

  • retail
  • leisure
  • waste
  • water
  • transportation
  • forestry
  • health 
  • public sector

Before joining BLG, she practiced commercial real estate law for more than eight years in large commercial law firms in England and New Zealand.


  • Advised municipalities in connection with the development of a new transit system, complex stratified mixed-use developments and disposals of surplus lands for development.
  • Acted on the acquisition of a portfolio of hospitals for a hospital operator.
  • Lead role in the New Zealand Property aspects of the Woolworths Australia due diligence, transfer and leaseback to a new REIT of $1.45 billion of Australasian retail properties, including grocery stores and shopping malls.
  • Advised Progressive Enterprises on development and leasing of its major mixed-use development at Vinegar Lane, Ponsonby, Auckland.
  • Advised Argosy Property on all aspects of its redevelopment of 15 Stout Street, Wellington.
  • Acted for a national rail company in connection with the development of a stratified development over a rail corridor.
  • Acted for a major water company on the development of surplus land including a five-phase industrial and fulfillment centre.
  • Acted for Biffa Waste Services in connection with the redevelopment of a brownfield site into an energy-from-waste facility.
  • Acted for a regional development agency in connection with the development of a new bridge and regeneration of a harbour.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, County of Carleton Law Association
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2016
  • New Zealand, 2014
  • Angleterre et pays de Galles, 2007
  • Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice, Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 2019
  • Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2015
  • The New Zealand Law and Practice Examination, New Zealand Council of Legal Education, 2014
  • Post-graduate diploma in legal practice (with commendation), University of the West of England, 2007
  • Graduate diploma in law (with commendation), The College of Law, 2007
  • BA (Hons.), Université Carleton, 2001