John Betz, JD, MBA


John joined Friedman + Huey in 2005 with more than 15 years of trust and estate experience. Prior to joining F+H, John worked at The Northern Trust Company, Grant Thornton, and a local law firm. John is a leader in the Firm’s estate and fiduciary income tax group, where he creates and implements planning ideas and ensures tax compliance for many of the Firm’s high-net-worth family groups and regional banking relationships.

John is an active member of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council and a member of both the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.

When he’s not rooting for his favorite college football teams, Oklahoma State and Iowa State, you might find him out in his garden or on the golf course soaking up some sun!   

Areas of Expertise:

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.