With a distinguished trajectory in civil, commercial, and procedural law, María brings extensive experience in the public sector and a deep understanding of arbitration, complemented by academic recognitions and a notable teaching practice.
María Celeste currently works as a lawyer for Coronel & Pérez. Her experience mainly involves academic and professional matters in civil, commercial, procedural, corporate and administrative matters.
During her university years, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty of Jurisprudence, Social and Political Sciences of the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG), where she held the position of Delegate and Student Representative of the Law and Social Work degree. In addition, she was part of the Arbitration Team of the University and was a teaching assistant for the Fundamentals of Law subject.
Before joining our firm, she gained professional experience in various public and private sector institutions. In 2015, she worked as a judicial assistant in a civil court in Guayaquil; in 2016, she was a legal assistant in the Legal Sponsorship Department of the State Attorney General's Office; in 2017, she was a paralegal at the Romero Menéndez Law Firm; in 2018, she worked as a paralegal for the Baquerizo Amador Real Estate Group. Later in 2019, she was a legal assistant in the Legal Sponsorship and Contractual Procedures departments of the National Electricity Corporation. In 2020, she was secretary of review resources of the National Legal Directorate of the National Customs Service of Ecuador and, once she graduated as a lawyer, from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2022, she was the Resolution Commissioner of the Directorate of Justice and Surveillance of the Daule Municipality.
In the academic field, she has completed several courses offered by IDE Business School, Ediciones Legales, International Chamber of Commerce, Harvard University, and the National Autonomous Decentralized University of Mexico, among others. She has also interned at the Supreme Court of New York alongside the honorable Carmen Velásquez.
María Celeste holds a Master's degree in Procedural Law from the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES), where she also works as a professor in the Law program. Additionally, in 2022, she was appointed as an expert by the Consejo de la Judicatura.
Intellectual and Industrial Property Master's student at the University of La Rioja (2023).
Master's in Procedural Law from the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (2021-2022).
Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; Lawyer of the Courts and Courts of the Republic of Ecuador (2020).
Meritorious Philanthropic Society Award (2005).
Recognition for the best average of the UCSG Law School (2015).
UCSG Academic Unit Award for having the best average of the Faculty in the 2015-2016 academic period.
Recognition of the best averages of the UCSG Law School in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.