Dean Hedeker JD, CPA, RFC

Dean Hedeker is a Registered Investment Advisor and Registered Financial Consultant who manages the wealth of more than 150 hard-working families. As principal of Hedeker Wealth, LLC, Dean has more than 30 years’ experience helping clients in the areas of tax planning, estate planning and investment management services.

Dean has been named to the Best in State Wealth Advisors for three years in a row by Forbes Shook Research.

Dean believes that families, professionals and entrepreneurs are best served by independent advisors. His investment management and financial planning guidance is totally independent and aligned to support the client’s best interests.

Dean has strong credentials in the additional areas of taxes, accounting and the law. 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 an experienced attorney in estate planning, business law and tax law and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Pennsylvania. He is among an elite group of professionals nationwide who’ve earned the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, of which he has been a member since 1994. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Master Elite member of Ed Slott’s IRA Advisor Group.

He has also co-authored and has been a contributing author for several books: ∙

  • Cut Your Tax in 2010 (And Preserve Your Legacy) (Co-Author)
  • Strictly Business: Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses (Contributing Author)
  • Total Wealth Management: The Definitive Guide to Estate and Financial Planning (Co-Author)
  • Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning (Contributing Author)

Dean believes the customized care and personal touch provided by the Hedeker Wealth team is the reason why his clients, their children, and their children’s children rely on the firm’s wealth management services. Dean is an authority on wealth management and has been featured on Newsradio 780’s Noon Business Hour, WGN Radio, WVON Radio, WLS Chicago and CBS2 Chicago. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, US News, Daily Herald, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, CNBC.