Dean Hedeker is a leading Chicago-area authority on estate and tax planning, business law and investments. A long-time resident of north suburban Lincolnshire, Dean has more than 35-years experience helping business owners and families grow, protect and pass on their hard-earned money through tax planning, estate planning and investment management services.
Dean is among a rare breed of professionals because he possesses wide-ranging experience and certifications in the fields of law, estate, tax and financial planning and accounting. Over the past 10 years alone, Dean has created more than 2,000 estate plans and every year he handles more than 300 complex tax returns for business and families. Currently, he manages the wealth of more than 110 hard-working families.
Dean is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. degree and a J.D. degree (1981) – both with highest honors – from DePaul University. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Pennsylvania. He is also a Registered Investment Advisor and has served as an education advisor for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, of which he’s been a member since 1994.
His reputation as one of America’s foremost estate planning advisors has made Dean a sought-after speaker who has made presentations at more than 500 events attended by legal, financial and health care professionals.
Dean is also a prolific writer who has co-authored four books, Strictly Business: Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses, Total Wealth Management, Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning, and Cut Your Tax in 2010 (And Preserve Your Legacy).
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Dean earned both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees with highest honors from DePaul University. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977.
Following law school, Dean spent six years with an international accounting firm. He began his own legal practice in 1987, concentrating on both tax and estate planning.
Practicing the dual role of attorney and Certified Public Accountant gives Dean unique qualifications when addressing the tax and legal issues inherent in estate planning.
Mr. Hedeker is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.