Uvita Law Firm Team



MSc Licda. Kristi Penland M.

Kristi is originally from Illinois, USA and has lived in Costa Rica for nearly 20 years and also she is a Costa Rican citizen . Kristi is married to a Costa Rican and they have two children together. Her father has done several developments in the southern zone, such as Costa Verde Estates in Escaleras, Dominical as well as the Marañonal development in Ojochal, Osa and has been involved in the real estate and property development field for over 15 years.
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Lic. Casimiro Vargas M.

He is also a partner in Uvita Law Firm, with 30 years of experience as an attorney and Notary Public, Casimiro has assisted with the development of the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica, as well as San Isidro de El General.
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Licda. Gabriela Araya P.

Gabriela is an Attorney graduated from the Universidad Latina of Costa Rica and in Notary Law from the Universidad San Isidro del Labrador, who specializes in labor law, contract law and Municipal and permit processes. Gabriela is very comfortable and familiar with dealing with public entities and performed her required practice with the Child Protection Services of Costa Rica (PANI).
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Lic. Luis Felipe Gamboa C.

Luis Felipe is mostly engaged in Notary law for Uvita Law Firm and is experienced with vehicle transfers, corporations, civil marriages, wills and testaments, Notary Acts and corporate law.
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MSc Licda. María Gabriela Elizondo A.

Attorney, Notary Public- Immigration specialist
Gabriela is a licensed attorney and notary public and has a master degree in notary and registry law from Universidad Latina. With nine years experience in law, Gabriela is especially knowledgeable in corporate, commercial, and immigration law. Her customer service experience and certification prior to her legal studies have equipped Gabriela with important additional skills for a busy and demanding office environment.
Gabriela was raised in the Southern Zone and is fluent in Spanish and English. She assists clients with all aspects of obtaining residency ID (cedulas) and social security cards, driver licenses and bank accounts, even accompanying them on visits to government offices. Gabriela manages the intellectual property processes for Uvita Law Firm and handles registration of commercial and brand names and logos for clients. Gabriela also handles real estate transactions and closings as well as all other Notary services.
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Licda. Kristel Atencio H.

Kristel who is an excellent asset to our team, is a licensed attorney and graduated as a Notary Public with the highest GPA in the University of San Isidro El Labrador in all career fields including the Lawschool Faculty. Prior to working with Uvita Law Firm, she worked for six years for CV FIRM, first as a paralegal and then as an attorney. Kristel is an expert in closing procedures, client services and is fluent in English and Spanish.
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Ms. Viviana Chacón P.

Office Manager
As a longtime resident of the Uvita-Ballena-Osa area, Viviana knows the land and community well. She is improving her conversational English skills with formal English courses. She has worked at Uvita Law Firm since 2011, starting as a receptionist and promoted to Office Manager. She assists with corporate law and the due diligence procedures for property and investment transactions. Viviana is obtaining her law degree at the Universidad Latina, with the goal of becoming a partner at Uvita Law Firm, specializing in notary and corporate law. Viviana aims to provide quality service for the community, and her customer service skills are appreciated by many.
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Ms. Katherine Castro Amador

She is currently a paralegal with Uvita Law Firm and an excellent asset to our team. She strives to provide quality service by communication, translation and coordination for the clients of Uvita Law Firm.
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Ms. Tara Mora Elizondo

Tara is an excellent component to our team. She will be more than happy to assist you in our reception area.
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Business hours:
Monday- Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Please call or e-mail to make an appointment.


Mailing and Physical address:
Uvita Law Firm
The Dome Commercial Center, across from the Bridgestone building,
First floor, Office #7
Uvita, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


E-mail: info@UvitaLawFirm.com, reception@UvitaLawFirm.com
Phone 011 (506) 2743-8416
Fax:    011 (506) 2743-8417
Movil    011 (506) 2743-8619




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