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Dean Richard Hedeker

Estate planning Attorney at Lincolnshire, IL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Dean Hedeker


Licensed for 41 years

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  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Our estate planning services take a very holistic approach to legacy planning, addressing each client’s individual goals for incapacitation planning, retirement planning, business planning, special needs planning, gifting and other specific needs and wishes. We offer: • Revocable Living Trusts • Last Will and Testaments • Advance Directives • Probate and Estate Administration • Guardianship and Conservatorship Services

    41 years

  2. Tax
    35%
    Leading Chicago-area authority on US and international tax planning and investments; co-author of the book Cut Your Tax in 2010 (And Preserve Your Legacy) focused on helping hard-working families build and preserve their wealth for generations to come. Tax services include the areas of: • Tax Planning • Individual Income Tax • Business Tax • Estate and Trust Income Tax • Estate and Gift Tax • International Tax • Tax Problems

    44 years

  3. Probate
    15%
    Probate proceedings can be quite complicated. Using an attorney to help guide you through the process can be extremely beneficial to simplify and shorten the pain of executing an estate.

    41 years

  4. International law
    5%
    International tax lawyer experienced in serving clients who conduct business on a global scale, providing tax strategies, tax planning and global investments. You need an international tax lawyer if you: • Invest in foreign markets • Hold offshore accounts • Hold a position in an organization based outside of the U.S. • Are a non-U.S. citizen that conducts business inside the U.S.

    41 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%

    41 years

Dean R. Hedeker is a leading Chicago-area authority on estate and tax planning, business law, and investments. Dean has more than 37 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.

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 80 hard-working families.

Dean is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctor-both with highest honors-from DePaul University. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Pennsylvania. He is also a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and has served as an education adviser, Fellow and most recently appointed to Board of Governors of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

Dean has made presentations at more than 500 events attended by legal, financial, and healthcare professionals and has been a featured source for WBBM's Noon Business Hour, WGN Radio, WLS Chicago, and CBS 2 Chicago. He has also co-authored three additional books on estate planning. He is principal at Dean R. Hedeker, Ltd., and principal of Hedeker Wealth Management Group, LLC.

Most recently Dean co-authored the book CUT YOUR TAX IN 2010 whichprovides the straight talk on why poor estate and retirement planning can cost you dearly.  Plus, the book provides insights on the capital gains trap, the tax benefits of living trusts, and other tax-saving tips. Many of the techniques discussed are the building blocks of a good estate plan. Without an estate plan, you’re paying too much in taxes on your assets right now. And your family will pay dearly—maybe even more than they can afford—after you’re gone. To learn more about this book go to http://www.cutyourtaxbook.com/

Photos and videos

Illustration from the book CUT YOUR TAX IN 2010 that shows how much a hard-working couple can save by having trusts (instead of just a will). It helps explain how an investment in trusts can really pay off.
CUT YOUR TAX IN 2010 (AND PRESERVE YOUR LEGACY) is a straight-talking guide to why most of us are destined to pay too much in taxes and what you can do to escape this fate.
Licensed for 41 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/01/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1981
Updated 10/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Hedeker Law
1 Overlook Point
Suite 610
Lincolnshire, IL, 60069-4319

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Posted by Howard | December 23, 2009
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Mr Hedeker is excellent with all his knowledge of tax law and estate planning...his work is prompt and done in a professional manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone who would require help with tax law and estate planning.
Posted by Bruce | January 11, 2013
Good people to work with
Wonderful people to deal with- I am very happy to know them and would not hesitate to call if I need anything in the future. Highly recommended.
Posted by Raymond | September 12, 2011
Comprehensive and Current
Dean's knowledge is very comprehensive and current. He not only sees and understands the particular question but he puts it in the context my particular matter and to the overall business and tax environment. Dean has been my attorney for many (over 20) years. I am also an attorney but I would never make a tax, business or financial decision without his extraordinary advice and counsel.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Principal
  • Hedeker Wealth, LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Owner/Principal
  • Hedeker Law
  • 1987 - Present
  • Tax Manager
  • Arthur Andersen & Co
  • 1981 - 1987

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Illnois
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 1978
  • DePaul University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Associations

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, State and Local Taxation Section, Federal Taxation Committee
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Named top 100 Wealth Advisor in Illinois for 2018
  • Forbes and Shook Research
  • 2018
  • 20 Best Chicago Tax Services Expertise.com
  • Dean Hedeker
  • 2018
  • 30 Year Anniversary for Practice of Law Award
  • Lexis Nexis "Martindale-Hubbell"
  • 2012
  • Chicago 2011 Five Star Wealth Managers
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2011
  • Chicago 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers
  • Chicago magazine
  • 2010
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2009
  • Education Advisory Board
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2000
  • CPA
  • University of Illinois
  • 1978
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Publications

  • Daily Herald
  • Four strategies to lower your taxes
  • 2015
  • Senior Connection
  • Real Security
  • 2009
  • Senior Connection
  • Keeping the Economy in Perspective
  • 2009
  • Senior Connection
  • Estate Planning in the Electronic Age: Protecting Your Online Assets
  • 2009
  • Love, Money, Control
  • Love, Money, Control
  • 2004
  • Total Wealth Management
  • Total Wealth Management
  • 2004
  • Strictly Business
  • Strictly Business
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • WBBM 780 Talk Radio Noon Business Hour
  • Fiscal Cliff
  • 2012
  • 84 WHAS Radio Louisville
  • Tax Tips from new book CUT YOUR TAX IN 2010 (AND PRESERVE YOUR LEGACY)
  • 2010
  • GE Financial Assurance National Convention
  • Financial Planning
  • 2001
  • GE Financial Assurance National Convention
  • Financial Planning
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I've worked for Dean for over four years now. His tax knowledge, from basic tax issues to advanced estate planning, is unsurpassed. He works diligently for his clients and maintains excellent client relations. I highly recommend Dean for any estate planning or tax services."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dean for close to 10 years. He is a great estate planning lawyer and also understands the complex area of accounting. I am happy to endorse Dean!"
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Dean on many occasions in the last 15 years. He does a great job and I would be comfortable referring a client to him for help. His knowledge and expertise is at the top of the scale."
Trusts Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dean is one of the most talented estate planners and financial advisors that I know. He has the ability to understand complicated issues and reduce them plans that work. You can count on Dean to exceed your expectations. He is brilliant."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean is an outstanding attorney and well respected in the legal community. His knowledge and skill of estate planning, elder law, and tax planning is amazing. I would recommend him to anyone needing these services in the state of Illinois."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Other
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Dean Hedeker for 15 years. He has assisted our firm in complex estate planning, estate tax analysis, elder law analysis as well as in practice management. Dean is a respected member of the legal community and his years of experience make him an asset to the clients that he serves. I would strongly recommend Dean Hedeker to anyone needing estate planning and elder law assistance in the state of Illinois."
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Lincolnshire Estate planning Lawyer Dean Richard Hedeker
Dean Richard Hedeker
Estate planning Attorney
Lincolnshire, IL
Licensed for 41 years