Our Firm

We’re a boutique law firm in Belize with a focus on real estate law.

Common questions

I want to purchase real estate. How much will hiring your law firm cost me?

Our professional fees for handling the entire real estate purchase and transactions are normally 1.5% of the purchase price of property with a set minimum if the consideration is low.

Stamp duty, government filing fees or tax payments are not included in our professional fees.

Should purchase not proceed for any reason, you will be billed at an hourly rate of US $150, for our professional services rendered up to that point.

What government fees must be paid for purchases?

Stamp duty is assessed at 5% or 8% of the consideration of the property (first US $10,000.00 of the consideration is exempt). The Lands Department reserves the right to assess the value of the property higher than what it is actually being sold for and in that case you, the Purchaser, may be required to pay additional stamp duty.

Where do you provide your services?

We offer legal services throughout the country of Belize.

How can I acquire your services?

Send us an email at [email protected] or call us from the US 011 501-223-6798. If you send us an email, we will respond to you within 24 hours.

From our clients

Our firm retained Mikhail to assist us as it related to a Belize trust. There were ongoing proceedings in the US over substantial assets that had been put into a Belize trust and we needed certain declarations from the courts in Belize to assist our defence in the US. He was able to get exactly what we had asked for in a relatively short time especially in light of the complexities involved. I would certainly refer him to other colleagues that may need similar assistance- or any legal matter in Belize

Larry D. Blust – Chicago, Illinois
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick and Dym

We have received excellent service and very prompt and high value advice by Mikhail Arguelles of Mikhail Arguelles and Associates in relation to Belize regulated IBCs. Mikhail has always acted on time with professionalism and excellent knowledge of the regulatory and legal framework of Belize. He has a genuine interest in the client’s business and very helpful insight of how matters should be addressed. He has undertaken very difficult cases whereby with his help these have been resolved to the best possible extent. We would have no hesitation in recommending him for any legal and/or regulatory matter in Belize, especially for corporate and commercial matters of IBCs and matters relating with the International Financial Services Commission in Belize.

Ioanna Solomou – Cyprus
Senior Associate
Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC

It is a pleasure to me and Banana Beach Resort to highly recommend Mikhail Arguelles & Associates. They are truly professional and always a phone call or email away. Prompt and helpful answering any legal queries. We have been very pleased with the service provided and results obtained…..and especially helpful with our many real estate transactions.

Juan Stoelting – San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
General Manager
Banana Beach Resort