Mikhail Arguelles

Mikhail Arguelles, Real Estate Lawyer & Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Mikhail Arguelles, the firm’s founding member, is a real estate lawyer based in Belize. He was the legal counsel and prosecutor for the Financial Intelligence Unit of Belize, an autonomous Government-funded agency, where he prosecuted white-collar crime, particularly money laundering and related offenses. During that time he was certified as a legal examiner/assessor of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in Trinidad & Tobago and has had extensive experience with the Money Laundering and Terrorism (Prevention) Act.

Positions Held

  • Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Belize. [1] [2] [3]
  • Barrister of the Middle Temple
  • Certified Legal Examiner/Assessor of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF)
  • Member of Belize International Financial Services Association (BIFSA) [4]
  • Member of the Belize Bar Association [5]
  • Local Agent for Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO) [6]
  • TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) [7]
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
  • Former Prosecutor for the Financial Intelligence Unit of Belize (FIU) [8] [9]
  • Former Member of the Belize City Trade Licensing Board (2012)
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Belize Airports Authority [10] [11] [12]
  • Former Member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the Law Society at the University of Buckingham.


  • Norman Manley School of Law, Kingston, Jamaica (Legal Education Certificate, 2009)
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London, 2008
  • University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K. (Postgraduate Diploma, Bar Vocational Studies, 2008)
  • University of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K. (Bachelor of Laws [LL.B], 2007)
  • York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2003)

Real Estate Law Services

  • Protect and secure client’s rights during transactions
  • Title searches to review historical evidence and guarantee that your property is free of restrictions and existing liens
  • Vetting of purchase and sale agreements
  • Drafting of purchase and sale agreements
  • Escrow services
  • Closings

More about our real estate law services


Telephone: +(501) 223-6798
From the US: 011 501-223-6798
Email: [email protected]
Fax: +(501) 223-6790


  1. Philippine Honorary Consul in Belize, Mikhail Arguelles“. www.philippineconsulateinbelize.bz. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. Honorary Philippine Consulates“. mexicope.dfa.gov.ph. Retrieved 2018-12-11. Unit, Public Information Services.
  3. PHL Embassy in Mexico holds Consular Outreach and Overseas Voters Registration in Belize City”. www.dfa.gov.ph. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  4. “Belizean/American busted at P.G.I.A. with undeclared cash… | Channel5Belize.com”. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  5. Maddyvandijk Says. “Court allows Dean Fuller access to his frozen accounts | Channel5Belize.com”. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  6. “The Belize Airport Authority has new board of directors”. The San Pedro Sun. 2014-06-28. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  7. “BAA gets new Board of Directors”. Amandala Newspaper. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  8. “There’s a new board to the Belize Airports Authority | Channel5Belize.com”. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  9. “Mikhail Arguelles | BIFSA”. www.bifsa.bz. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  10. “Bar Association of Belize”. www.belizebar.bz. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  11. “List of Local Agents – Belize Intellectual Property Office”. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  12. “Member Profile – 0038000000wn8CsAAI | STEP”. www.step.org. Retrieved 2018-12-11.