Business Law Group is a full service business focused law firm serving small and medium sized businesses in the Okanagan. Business Law Group specializes in business start-up and organization, business transactions and real estate.
Business 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 business needs. While historically lawyers have been viewed as a necessary evil in business, Business Law Group aims to provide value added service to its client’s business. Our focus is to facilitate your business transaction while looking out for your personal and professional risks.
Katy is an experienced Wills and Estates lawyer who has practiced in both BC and Alberta. Throughout her career, Katy has prided herself on delivering her clients with a personalized approach and advice that ensures their needs and the needs of their loved ones is secure and provided for well into the future.
In addition to her wills and estates experience Katy is also a business lawyer with broad practice experience including the areas of real estate, business contracts and transactions, leasing, and real estate development.
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.
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 is now practicing in her area of specialty, wills and estates
Business 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 business 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 the Business Law Group in Kelowna in January 2009, when he recognized a need for a business-specific law firm geared to clients in need of practical, affordable legal solutions for their local businesses. 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.
Mathew brings a keen sense of business to the practice of law and first hand experience of the legal issues faced by business owners. Mathew offers his clients simple, practical legal advice in keeping with each of his client’s personal goals in business.
Odessa is a paralegal and general manager of Business 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.