The Wills and Estates Law Group is focused on providing our clients with wills and estate services in a friendly and relaxed setting. Getting a proper estate plan in place doesn’t have to be intimidating or complicated.
Our firm believes that you don’t have to be among the wealthy to get top notch advice. You will be treated with the utmost care no matter the size or complexity of your estate. We pride ourselves on providing prudent Estate Planning services to everyday families just like ours.
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Katy Williams – Partner, BA, LLB
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 are secure and well provided for.
As the mother of 2 active young boys, Katy knows firsthand the importance of having a solid estate plan in place to make sure your family is taken care of 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.
Bachelor of Laws- University of Alberta
Bachelor of Arts – University of Alberta
Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member (Inactive), Law Society of Alberta
Former Director – Chamber of Music under Community Involvement
Ana is an associate lawyer with Wills and Estates Law Group and her practice is focused on the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate, and wills and estates. She has been assisting individuals and corporations with their legal needs and prides herself in providing practical and strategic advice in order to advance her clients’ interests. Ana joined Wills and Estates Law Group in March 2021. Ana received her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2012 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2013 and to the Bar of British Columbia in 2016.
Ana has acted for businesses in a wide range of industries during various stages of their life spans. Some of the legal matters she has assisted with include business structuring, real estate development, debt and equity financing, tax-driven corporate organizations, share and asset purchases, and franchise agreements. Ana is fluent in English and Persian and is conversant in Romanian and French.
In her free time, Ana enjoys doing yoga, skiing, hiking, and traveling. She loves being active in the community and is currently on the board of directors of the Kelowna Yoga House Society.
Wills & Estates 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 Wills & Estates Law Group in Kelowna in January 2009, when he recognized a need for a wills & estates-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 Wills & Estates 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.