MSc Licda. María Gabriela Elizondo A.

Attorney, Notary Public- Immigration specialist

María Gabriela is a licensed attorney and notary public and has a masters 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.

María 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. 


Law Degree, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. 2007- 2009.

License in Law, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, Graduated with honors for academic merit, 2009-2012 

Incorporation to the Bar of Attorneys of Costa Rica September 4th 2012.

Master’s Degree in Notary and Registry law, with honors for academic merit: Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. June 3rd 2014. 

Incorporation to the National Direction of Notaries. 
December 16th. 2014. 


New law of Fiscal Transparency and Reinforcement of Tax Procedure, October 29, 2012. 
MAF. Francisco Ovares Moscos, Dr. Randall Bustamante, Dr. Manuel Gómez Solera.

International Congress of Process Law 
18 and 19th of November,  2013.

The Disciplinary Process of Costa Rican Notary and the Constitution normative and its modifications. 23, 24 November 2012. 
Dr. Sergio Artavia Barrantes, Dr. Gary Amador Badilla y Dr. Alfredo Chirino Sánchez.

New Recourse of appeals and Casacion 
Februrary 22nd 2014. 
Msc. Edwin Jiménez González.

General Law of immigration and Foreign treatment 874 and regulations.  
26,03,10,17,24- May-August 2014.

Probate Process 
20,21st May 2014.
Ricardo Cerdas Monge.

Valoration of Proof in Titling Processes 
Msc. Froylan Alvarado Zelada y Msc. Sofía Cordero Molin.
November 8th  2014 

Probate process in Notary branch 
Dra. Roxana Sánchez Boza.
May 28th 2016. 

Registry update.,
Registry of movable assets:  immobilizations, vehicles of all types, legalization, change in vehicle characteristics, sale advisory, inscription
Registry of immovable assets:  subdivision, legitimation, affectation by family protection law, causes  of registration rejection, rectification of measurement, mortgages and easements.
Msc. Grettel Carvajal González.
September 2016. 

Specialization in Arbitration, CICA--ULACIT, 72 hours including: National Arbitration, Conciliation, International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment Arbitration. 

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

Phone 011 (506) 2743-8416
Fax:    011 (506) 2743-8417
Movil    011 (506) 2743-8619

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