Legal Staff

Christopher R. Penty - Lawyer

Chris Penty has practiced litigation in Kelowna for over 30 years with a strong emphasis on civil litigation. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, followed by his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 1982.

He has litigated in a wide range of areas including estates, tax, civil sexual assault, complex corporate/commercial and personal injury. His preferred areas of practice are now:


Chris has maintained a strong business focus during the many years of his practice and is able to provide a wide range of solicitor services including conveyancing, mortgage lending, wills and estates and business law.

Chris is a past President of the Kelowna Bar Association, past Chairman of the Rutland Business Association, as well as the past President of the Morningside Rotary Club for 2004 - 2005. Chris is President of the Kelowna Hospice Foundation and is active in fundraising for that organization, as well as local Rotary Charities. Chris’ hobbies include golf, reading, travel and motorcycling.



Stacey Shefsky, Legal Assistant  

Stacey is a Legal Assistant with more than 10 years experience in various areas of law but her genuine passion is dealing with the clients. She also works in the areas of Corporate/Commercial and Estates and has a genuine passion for what she does.  She brings a wealth of experience to the firm and her warm personality and attention to client needs is unparalleled. Should you require a real estate quote or information about your sale, purchase or mortgage refinance, please do not hesitate to contact Stacey by email at or by telephone.

Shannon O’Malley, Legal Assistant

Shannon is a Legal Assistant with more than 10 years’ experience in Residential and Commercial Real Estate.

Barbara van Dyk, Receptionist / Legal Administrative Assistant

Barbara is our Receptionist and Legal Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for all of our Wills and Powers of Attorney preparation, together with junior aspects of many other legal matters. Her bright smile will welcome you to our office.