Jill L.A. Sheward Partner
Jill Sheward is a founding partner of Swainson Miki Peskett practicing in our real estate group. Born in Edmonton, Jill grew up in Sherwood Park after a brief stint in Germany when she was a young child. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 2005 with a law degree (LL.B.), subsequently being called to the bar in Alberta (2006), Nunavut (2011) and Northwest Territories (2019).
Jill’s practice revolves around commercial real estate, primarily commercial financing, as well as acquisitions and dispositions of office, industrial and retail properties. She has acted for a number of institutional and private real estate lenders, commercial real estate owners, and related entities.
Jill prides herself on the personal relationship she builds with her clients, believing honesty is the best policy in order to build trust and take on more of an advisory role in her clients’ businesses. She is forthcoming with clients regarding their legal position and what paths they are able to take. More than anything, Jill cares about her clients’ best interests and ensures that they are protected by the law wherever possible.
Jill has been a member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) for over a decade, serves on the Board of NAIOP Edmonton and the Board of CASA Mental Health, and has previous involvement with Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT and the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series Steering Committee. In her personal time, she loves spending time with family and traveling.