MSc Licda. Kristi Penland M.

Kristi is originally from Illinois, USA and has lived in Costa Rica for nearly 20 years and a Costa Rican citizen.
Kristi worked for CV FIRM  in San Isidro, Perez Zeledon for 5 years where she was mentored by Lic. Casimiro Vargas and Licda. Maribel Barrantes Rojas. CV Firm was a pioneer legal office in the real estate development field. CV Firm was also the original founder of E & T Escrow and Trust solutions, now one of the bigger Escrow companies in Costa Rica.

Kristi went on to study law in Costa Rica and got her degree and license in early 2010. She worked briefly as a realtor while studying and was able to visit and learn about many properties in the area.

Kristi also has her Master’s degree in Notary and Registry Law in Costa Rica. She speaks and writes both English and Spanish fluently and specializes in the researching properties prior to the purchase and sale of property, creating contracts for such and assisting with all legal proceedings related to closing, due diligence and post-closing procedures. 


1. License in Law, with Honors, Universidad Latina, January 20th 2010.  Kristi's thesis was 'The legal regulation of activity of Real Estate Brokerage in Costa Rica' where she proposed a law to regulate real estate activity in Costa rica and obtained a 100%.  

2. Incorporation to the Costa Rican Attorney Board (Bar)  April 13th 2010. 

3. Master’s Degree in Notary and Registry Law April 22nd 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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