Anthony Celaya is the founding attorney at Celaya Law. He’s been practicing exclusively in the wealth-planning field since the beginning of his legal career, having created hundreds of estate and elder law plans for a wide variety of clientele throughout the Bay Area where he was born and raised. He has been in the Napa Valley with his wife and six children since 2004.
Anthony’s mission is to protect clients, their families, and their wealth from loss. As a member of Wealth Counsel, the nation’s leading consortium of tax and wealth professionals, he ensures that clients’ plans are always up-to-date with the most recent tax changes and the most cutting-edge strategies for maximum protection.
Anthony strives to listen carefully to clients’ concerns and goals, particularly when dealing with family dynamics. He understands that every family has unique challenges and considers dealing with such differences one of his most valuable areas of expertise. He has enjoyed spending part of his 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. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Notably, Anthony tries to make myself as accessible as possible to his clients, something that he has found particularly unique among otherwise elusive attorneys. He has found that in wealth and estate planning, it is better to have an attorney for life rather than for a momentary case, and he runs his practice accordingly.
In addition to time spent in his practice, Anthony spends the balance of his time with his family.
Meghan M. Avila
Meghan M. Avila is an Associate at Celaya Law. Avila began her career in Alameda County as an Associate Attorney in the area of estate planning. Prior to joining Celaya Law, she worked as a Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Sonoma County, where she represented victims of domestic violence in restraining order hearings and handled child custody and child support matters.
Avila received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and her law degree from New College of California School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in California 2014 and is a member of the Trusts & Estates section of the State Bar of California.
Through her work in both estate planning and civil law, Avila has worked with hundreds of clients in different family situations, and appreciates the chances she has to get to know each one individually as she helps prepare them for their futures. Like Celaya, Avila grew up in the Bay Area and has enjoyed living in Napa Valley with her husband for the past several years. Outside the office, she enjoys traveling, baking, and practicing yoga.
Robin McKee-Cant, our Client Care and Marketing Director, also runs our front office. It is her friendly voice our potential clients first hear when calling in, and she keeps our calendars running efficiently. Robin oversees our marketing and business outreach, while maintaining client files and CRM programs. She also organizes our monthly education workshops. Robin earned her BA in Business at
Napa Valley College while also studying music and drama, and immediately went into Napa’s hospitality industry.
Upon leaving the valley to pursue a career in event management she landed in Marin County, where she worked planning club events for Ferrari USA, and later, planning executive briefings and software conferences for Autodesk, a design software company.
Upon returning to wine country she joined Sonoma County Tourism in a meeting sales and service capacity. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) accreditation at that time.
She and her husband reside in the countryside of Napa where she hikes, gardens and practices
her love of photography. A professional singer, she “moonlights” in a working rock, country and
blues band, called Second Street Band, and you can catch them playing summer festivals and
Elizabeth Celaya has been working with her husband at Celaya Law since 2012. When she is not at work, she is busy wrangling their six children.
Elizabeth has a professional degree in motherhood as well as a BA from Brigham Young University where she studied English and editing. Her meticulousness ensures that the documents created at Celaya Law are precise.
Celaya has been working as a paralegal for the past five years while also studying for the California Bar Exam in the hopes of someday joining the team as an associate.
Her two favorite things in the world are the ocean and Anthony.