Building Gippsland’s future through better legal services

We’re Warragul’s commercial and property law experts.

Our Services

Commercial

We can help you structure your new business, or transition to a new structure as your business develops. We’ll make sure your relationships with business partners and key stakeholders run smoothly through clear shareholder and partnership agreements. And we can develop all of your legal documentation, including employment contracts, nondisclosure agreements, terms and conditions, and any other commercial contracts your business needs.

Litigation

Sometimes, business, commercial and property disputes happen and need to be managed. When that happens, we’re here to provide direct and clear advice on your options and how best to achieve your objectives. And when you’re ready to proceed, we’ll be there every step of the way until the matter is resolved.

Purchase and Sale of Business

If you’re looking to buy or sell a business, we should be the first call you make. We can help you with the process, working with you to make sure that the transaction goes ahead smoothly while making sure your interests are protected.

Property and Conveyancing

If you’re looking to buy or sell property, we’ll be right there with you throughout the process. We can help you with any kind of real estate transaction, from residential, to commercial, to farming. From providing pre-purchase to completing settlement on your behalf, we will ensure that everything goes smoothly and swiftly.

Leasing

When it comes to providing advice on how to manage landlord risk, and ensuring that you’re complying your complex legal obligations as a landlord, we’ve got you covered. Pathfinder Law can help you lease your retail, commercial, or farming property with our expert and affordable leasing services, and provide ongoing legal advice on your entire property portfolio.

Succession Planning

We offer a full range of services to help you ensure that your estate is in order. From wills, to powers of attorney, to testamentary trusts, and business transition planning, we’ll help you protect your family and your assets.

How can we help you?

Please get in touch to discuss how we can help

About Pathfinder Law

We’re helping to build Gippsland’s future through better legal services. Whether you’re starting a business, buying a property, planning for the future of your estate, or looking to improve your company’s legal processes and documentation, Rob Celada and his team will work with you to achieve the results you need.

We offer a full range of services in Commercial Law, Property Law & Conveyancing, Estate Planning, Litigation, and more. Our clients look to us to provide advice with a whole-of-business perspective. We’re here to help you identify and reach your strategic goals, not just look over your contracts.

At Pathfinder, we pride ourselves on embracing innovation. Technology, automation, and new ways of doing business have transformed the practice of law, and we’re at the forefront of these changes. As a result, we can work quicker, more efficiently, and focus on the things that really matter to you and your business, instead of running up endless hours on paperwork and rote tasks.

As a group of professionals with deep ties to Gippsland, we feel a sense of civic duty. Using our skills to help grow business and entrepreneurship in the region is our greatest passion. Whether you run an established business, or you’re just starting out, we’d love to hear from you and find out how we can help.

About Rob Celada

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Rob Celada grew up in Drouin, and has practiced law in Gippsland for over a decade. Formerly Senior Associate at McKenzie Allen, Rob has a broad base of experience in handling legal matters large and small for people in the local community, with a strong focus on commercial law, property law, and litigation.

In founding Pathfinder Law, Rob wanted to create a place for the best and brightest legal talents in Gippsland to offer commercially focused and innovative legal services to the businesspeople, entrepreneurs, developers and startups who are driving growth in the region and shaping Gippsland’s future. Rob has a particular interest in operational process development and the application of technology to improve how law firms work, to deliver better and more cost-effective outcomes for clients.

Rob’s community focus extends to his pro-bono work, where he has a particular passion for advocating for the rights of vulnerable senior citizens, and pursuing justice for victims of elder abuse.

He serves as a volunteer Director for Drouin & District Community Financial Services Ltd, helping to ensure access to banking services for people in the area and return funds to the community. He also works with Gippsland’s first and only Startup accelerator, Startup Gippsland, where he delivered a legal training module for their inaugural class of 46 startups in 2019.

Rob graduated from Melbourne University in 2009 with LLB and BSc, and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Gippsland Law Society. He lives in Warragul with his wife and his cats Charlie and Oscar.

Contact Pathfinder Law

Whether you’ve got a legal matter that requires immediate attention, or if you’d just like to talk to us about your goals & plans, and how we can help, we’d love to hear from you.

Need an appointment?

Pathfinder Law offers appointments via teleconferencing, giving its clients all the benefits of a face-to-face meeting without the hassle of travel to our offices.

Send us a message using the form below, or call us on 03 5619 7031 to schedule an appointment.

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