EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Wendy Cheung provides research and litigation support to the firm’s lawyers and clients across the firm’s practice areas. She researches complex legal issues, prepares opinions for clients, and develops submissions for court and other proceedings.
Wendy has a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in management information systems. She has business experience as a data consultant for Alberta Transportation; an analyst at an oil and gas company in Calgary; and a trader with certification from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. As such, Wendy is well-versed in all aspects of business relationships and commercial transactions and utilizes her experience in her litigation practice.
Wendy was drawn to research and legal analysis early in her academics and was the recipient of the Max and Manly Isaac's Prize and a Pitblado Scholarship from the University of Manitoba. She complemented her legal studies with intensives at the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational law at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, studying international IP law, international business law and international sports law, and attending hearings at the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.
Wendy started her legal career as a litigator in Alberta in a firm which specialised in Indigenous and Environmental Law. She relocated to Kelowna in 2009 operating Keystone Legal Research, providing research and litigation support services for lawyers in the Okanagan region. Wendy takes pride in crafting creative and well-supported legal arguments for all levels of court and tribunals. In 2015, Wendy joined the practice of Steven G. Schwartz, currently a Master of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, foreclosure law, real estate and construction litigation, shareholder disputes, employment law and estate litigation.
After obtaining her LL.B. from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2007, she was called to the Alberta bar in 2008 and called to the British Columbia bar in 2009.
Areas of Service
Wendy is actively involved as an entrepreneur, shareholder, and investor in the franchising industry, the real estate market, and the start-up technology scene in Alberta and British Columbia. She can often be seen advising start-up technologies at the Innovation Centre in the heart of downtown Kelowna.
Wendy is an avid volunteer in the local legal community. In 2015, she was a supervising lawyer for the Advanced Legal Research (3950) course for the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University. Wendy also works to facilitate access to justice as a regular contributor with Access Pro Bono and the Elizabeth Fry Society. She is fluent in conversational Cantonese.