We Are A Full-Service Team Helping United Kingdom Citizens, Immigrate, Buy Property Or Run Businesses In Florida
Your next move starts right here! Located in Sarasota, Get Me To Florida is a unique team of specialized professionals from the UK and the United States offering a one stop, concierge destination for all of your immigration and relocation needs. In what can seem like a challenging path, Get Me To Florida will advise, assist and navigate you painlessly through immigration, business start up and acquisition, real estate purchase, US law and taxation and even advise on the best schools for your children!
Jo Ann Koontz
foreign nationals relocation specialist
Jo Ann is a rare breed: both an attorney and certified public accountant. Add to that her dynamic personality, entrepreneurial spirit, and ability to create uniquely effective solutions, and you begin to understand just how much she brings to the table.
One of Jo Ann’s specialities is advising clients about the potential legal and tax consequences of real estate and business decisions. She likes to solve problems before they become problems. It’s no wonder that she’s widely recognized as a thought leader and asked to speak at conferences locally and nationally.
Attorney Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society and Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.
Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee International Trade Club and Regional Vice Chair, Tampa Bay, in the Central Florida Chapter of AILA.
international real estate specialist
Ian has spent most of his career in high-profile leadership positions with large organizations in the energy sector. Having previously operated at Senior Vice President level in the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, and as a Senior Partner in a global built-asset consultancy, Ian’s specialties are in contract and commercial negotiations.
In 2012, Ian and his wife, Michelle, purchased a small business in Sarasota, Florida and acquired an E2 visa, thus allowing them to relocate with their three children to enjoy the amazing lifestyle and amenities that Florida’s Gulf Coast offers. While Michelle was leading and operating the E2 business, Ian gained his Florida real estate license to allow him to help customers and clients achieve their dream of owning a home or small business on Florida’s Suncoast.
tax planning strategies for foreign nationals
“Passion” and “accounting” may not seem to belong together, however in Marina Parkin, they definitely do. This seasoned CPA focuses diligently—and yes, with great passion—on creating preemptive solutions for her clients.
Marina loves to apply her skills and strategies to individual, business, and real estate tax clients. She has a talent for explaining tax in easily understandable terms. From simple to complex returns, Marina takes pride in all her work.