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John Hills

John Hills

John Hills | CPA | Principal

Toledo, OH | 419.842.2403 | Email
Service Areas | Income tax planning, transactional tax structures, closely-held businesses, ownership transfer and business succession planning

John has broad-based experience and knowledge in a variety of areas, including corporation and pass-through entity tax and transaction structure, personal income tax planning, estate planning, and state and local tax planning. He works with closely-held businesses, their owners and families in numerous industries and regularly assists with ownership transfer and business succession planning.


John joined Rehmann in 2013 in conjunction with our business combination with Spilman, Hills & Heidebrink, which he co-founded and helped grow from 10 people at its inception to more than 45 employees firm-wide. He served as managing principal and led the construction practice.

Previously, John was a tax partner at Ernst & Young, where he spent 19 years in the Toledo office providing tax services primarily to closely-held businesses.

  • John currently teaches tax theory internally at Rehmann, and has previously instructed internal courses in a variety of tax subject areas including taxation of trusts, partnership taxation and corporate reorganizations.
  • A trusted advisor to several clients since the 1980s, John has helped navigate and implement generational transitions, estate planning, structure transitions and sales.
  • John is a member of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce’s tax committee and levy review committee, as well as the Inverness Club’s finance committee.

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