Attorney John Fitzgerald Correa grew up watching his father practice law, and knew he would someday become an attorney himself. In law school, he initially focused on intellectual property, only to find himself drawn to tax law, in which he ultimately earned a Master of Laws. John loves the challenge of navigating a set of rules, which both IP and tax require, but found that in the practice of tax law, he could make a real difference and impact in the lives of his clients.
Since he began practicing at the firm that now bears his name, making a difference for clients has been John’s guiding principle. Whether helping clients create an estate plan, deal with a thorny tax problem, or navigate the aftermath of a loved one’s death, John’s priority is helping clients achieve peace of mind.
He understands that for his clients, legal problems can be intimidating because they are unfamiliar. In guiding clients through legal matters, John listens to clients and makes himself available to address their concerns. It’s important to him that clients find him reliable and responsive, and wants to be their “go-to” source for legal help. If a client needs assistance in an area of law outside of John’s practice, he hopes they will trust him to connect them with the help they need.
John believes in educating clients so that the unfamiliar becomes more understandable, giving clients the confidence to make the important decisions they are confronting. He is up-front and straightforward with clients, while remaining sensitive to the difficult personal challenges that have brought them to his office.
When not practicing law, John enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in the St. Petersburg community in which he has spent most of his life.