John Cremins, CPA, MST

Managing Partner

John is the Managing Partner of Friedman + Huey starting in 2021. He is a member of the firm’s executive committee, administers the firm’s partnership and corporate practices, and is the partner-in-charge of firm-wide staffing.

John joined the Firm in 2007 after spending 7 years at American Express / RSM McGladrey as a Director in their manufacturing, distribution & retail group, after spending the previous 5 years with Bansley & Kiener. Specializing in individual, corporate, partnership and estate taxation, John serves many of the firm’s large family groups and business owners.

John is a member of the AICPA and IL CPA Society. In his free time, he actively volunteers and is a board member for Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in serving children and adults with physical, emotional, and spiritual disabilities.

When he’s not in the office, you can find John spending time with family and friends.  He and his wife have two children who are both 15. He enjoys spending time with his kids especially watching their water polo matches and horseback riding lessons, and competitions. If it’s Sunday during football season, you’ll find John watching his beloved Chicago Bears! The Luck of the Irish – John enjoys family vacations, especially those that take him back to where his parents grew up – can you guess which country?

Areas of Expertise:

  • High Net Worth Individual Services
  • Business Consulting
  • Private Client Services
  • Estate Planning
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Corporate 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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