Real Estate Law Group is a full service real estate law firm specializing in residential purchase and sale transactions, property financing and mortgages and real estate development.
Real Estate Law Group is committed to a client focused approach in its services, offering its clients timely practical advice that fits with each client’s particular needs. Our focus is to facilitate your real estate transaction while looking out for your personal risks. When you need to hire real estate lawyers in Kelowna, make us your first call.
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Mathew Dober – Partner, BA, LLB, MBA
Real Estate Law Group is owned and managed by founding partner Mathew Dober.
Born and raised in Kelowna, Mathew began his career as an entrepreneur, owning and operating several small businesses in the Kelowna area in the construction and retail industries. Mathew attended university in Kelowna and completed a bachelor of arts in philosophy, political science and economics. In 2000, Mathew moved to Calgary where he completed his law degree at the University of Calgary and Master of Business at the Haskayne School of Business. Mathew began his legal career with the national law firm of Bennett Jones LLP as an associate in the corporate commercial department working on numerous large scale private and public financings, corporate reorganizations and asset/share purchase transactions.
His entrepreneurial spirit calling, Mathew left Bennett Jones in 2005 and began his own law practice in Calgary where he represented a variety of small and mid-sized clients in industries such as commercial real estate development, retail, naturopathy, dentistry, logistics and construction.
Mathew founded Real Estate Law Group in Kelowna in December 2008 with a focus on providing practical, affordable legal solutions. In addition, Mathew continues to stay involved in business as partner in several local businesses in the finance, real estate and and energy industries. He is a co-founder of a small independent hydro-electric company, Trigen Renewable Energy, an owner/operator of Mission Villas, a supportive-living community for seniors, and an owner of a financing company for businesses.
Katy is a business lawyer with broad practice experience including the areas of real estate, business contracts and transactions, leasing, real estate development, financing and wills and estates.
Katy grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan before moving to Edmonton in 2000 to attend the University of Alberta. She completed a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology, philosophy and fine arts followed by a law degree, graduating with Distinction for both. Katy then began her legal career with the large Edmonton firm of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP where she worked in both the corporate commercial and real estate development areas as well as gaining exposure to the world of courtroom insolvency litigation.
In 2012, Katy made the brilliant move to Kelowna to be closer to family, good skiing and wine. Katy worked with a large local firm for several years, focusing her practice on corporate law. In 2017, Katy joined Business Law Group where she has continued to assist clients with practical, affordable business law services.
Katy’s broad experience means she can provide clients with legal assistance in a variety of areas while taking into account the client’s “big picture”. This enables her to offer comprehensive legal advice that satisfies all of a client’s legal needs in the most practical and efficient manner.
Odessa is a paralegal and general manager of Real Estate Law Group. She has been working with the firm since September 2010 and is responsible for the management and oversight of all of the firm’s legal and business matters.
Odessa was born and raised in Kelowna and attended university at UBC Okanagan where she obtained a Bachelor of Management.
Christine is a corporate/commercial paralegal with Real Estate Law Group and has been working with the firm since January 2016. Christine assists with commercial files.
Christine was born in Brunei and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She has worked and lived in Calgary and Vancouver as a corporate/securities paralegal and also had the opportunity to work abroad in Bahrain. She moved to the Okanagan in 2015.
When Christine is not working, she enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, practicing yoga, reading and playing board games.
David is a corporate paralegal with Business Law Group and has been working with the firm since January 2018. David handles the firm’s incorporation and administrative matters.
David was born in Toronto and moved to Kelowna in the late 1990’s. David is a graduate of Okanagan College’s Administrative Assistant program and is currently enrolled in their Bachelor of Business Administration through distance education.
David is an avid gamer, both digital and old-fashioned board games. Every week he participates with a group of friends trying out new board games and often revisiting classics. His hobbies also include writing, hiking, playing pool and helping people with technical and personal budgeting issues. His favorite activity is spending time with his niece Mavis.
Margo is an administrative assistant with Business Law Group and has been working with the firm since January 2019. Margo handles all of the firm’s administrative matters.
Margo was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Margo then spent many years living in Vancouver working in a downtown law firm before moving to Kelowna to be near family and enjoy all that the Okanagan can offer.
Margo enjoys fitness, the outdoors, hiking, camping and just relaxing at the beach.