Meet Anthony Celaya
Welcome. My name is Anthony Celaya and I’m the founding attorney at Celaya Law. I have been practicing exclusively in the wealth-planning field since the beginning of my legal career, having created hundreds of estate and elder law plans for a wide variety of clientele throughout the Bay Area where I was born and raised. I have been in the Napa Valley now with my wife and six children since 2004.
My mission is to protect my clients, their families, and their wealth from loss. As a member of Wealth Counsel, the nation’s leading consortium of tax and wealth professionals, I ensure that my clients’ plans are always up-to-date with the most recent tax changes and employ the most cutting-edge strategies for maximum protection.
I strive to listen carefully to my clients’ concerns and goals, particular when dealing with family dynamics. I understand that every family has unique challenges, and consider dealing with such differences one of my most valuable areas of expertise.
I have enjoyed spending part of my career in pro bono work, assisting the underprivileged and marginalized as they deal with a variety of legal challenges. This work has come mostly through referral. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
Notably, I try and make myself as accessible as I can to my clients, something that I have found particularly unique among otherwise elusive attorneys. I have found that in wealth and estate planning, it is better to have an attorney for life rather than for a momentary case, and I run my practice accordingly.
Other unique aspects of my practice include:
- Free consultations with no time limits. I will spend as much time as I need to fully understand your concerns, values, and goals.
- Complete funding of your trust. I ensure that your assets get into your trust and stay there.
- An online storage vault that contains your estate planning documents where both you and your authorized health care professional can access timely information.
- A maintenance program that ensures your estate planning documents are always up-to-date, funded, and prepared for any emergencies.
- A Guarantee that the Medi-Cal or VA application I assist you with will be accepted.
In addition to the time spent in my practice, I spend the rest of it with my amazing wife and six active and delightful children.
Meet Meghan M. Avila
Meghan M. Avila is an Associate at Celaya Law. Meghan began her career as an Associate Attorney in the area of estate planning in Alameda County. Meghan has experience in planning and drafting estate plans as well as administering estates.
Prior to joining Celaya Law, Meghan worked as a Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Sonoma County representing victims of domestic violence. As part of her responsibilities, Meghan acted as an advocate for her clients in various restraining order hearings as well as handling child custody and child support matters.
Meghan received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and her law degree from New College of California School of Law. While in law school, she externed with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
Meghan is admitted to practice law in California and is a member of the Trusts & Estates section of the State Bar of California.
Meghan grew up in the Bay Area and has enjoyed living in Napa Valley for the past several years. Outside the office, Meghan enjoys traveling, baking, and practicing yoga.