Elliott Friedman, CPA, MST


Elliott co-founded Friedman + Huey Associates in 1985. Prior to founding the firm, Elliott spent 13 years at Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), working in their individual, fiduciary, estate and gift tax group, as well as their expatriate tax practice. Elliott led the firm for three decades as the Managing Partner guiding the overall direction of the firm and providing opportunities for all in his wake. Elliott is currently a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Elliott is a member of the AICPA, IL CPA Society, and the Chicago Estate Planning Council (CEPC). A credit to the profession, he received the prestigious Austin Fleming award for his accomplishments in the estate planning area. In his free time, Elliott has served as an adjunct associate professor at the DePaul Master of Taxation program and at the IIT-Chicago Kent Law school. He has been a frequent speaker for the AICPA, IL CPA Society, and the CEPC on various topics.

For many years, you would have found Elliott at his childhood summer home, Camp Ojibwa, first as a camper, then as a counselor, and ultimately as an owner.  He loves to blow off steam by laughing along with sit-coms and is truly a theatre buff; he can sing just about every song from any Broadway Musical from 1945 to 1990. Elliott is still waiting for the Starship Enterprise to beam him up from one of the annual Star Trek conventions he attends.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Estate & Gift Taxation / Planning
  • Fiduciary Income Taxation
  • Expatriate Taxation
  • Private Client Services
  • Individual Taxation

Our partners and staff are committed to quality, it is the cornerstone of everything we do. We take pride in establishing long-lasting client relationships and receiving new client
referrals. We are known for innovative thinking and accuracy; our answers are creative, well researched, and correct.


We are proactive in our approach and bring a wealth of expertise to each client relationship. Because most of our partners are also teachers, having taught at local universities or professional societies and various forums, we are up to date on tax law issues and we bring the most current information to each engagement.


We take pride in our availability. We are there for our clients, in person and when and where they need us. Because the engagement team remains the same, you will talk to someone who knows your individual situation and understands your concerns each time you call. Our partners are ultimately involved in all aspects of each engagement and do not merely act as figurehead leaders.


Because we are a medium-sized firm, we take pride in our ability to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We recognize that each engagement is unique and we thoroughly investigate each situation to provide a customized approach.

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