Live in Sarasota

Moving To Florida From The UK? Sarasota Offers Unmatched Lifestyle, Arts, Natural Beauty and Opportunity.

Living in Sarasota has elements of what many consider paradise. With warm temperatures year-round and award-winning beaches how can anyone resist its charm. As one of Florida’s primary Gulf Coast cities, Sarasota offers visitors a world class community with an eclectic blend of culture, extraordinary restaurants and bars, sports, entertainment, plenty of shopping opportunities and exceptional schools.

The southwest region of Florida, located on the Gulf of Mexico, continues to attract new residents and business owners from all over North America and Europe. Conveniently located an hour south of Tampa, two hours from Orlando, and within driving distance of 4 international airports and 2 major seaports. The Sarasota County area includes Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key and Venice. 

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Christopher Jaensch

Christopher Jaensch

Immigration Attorney

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. 

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Ian Harding

Ian Harding

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.

 
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Jo Ann Koontz

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.

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Marina Parkin

Marina Parkin

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.

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