JohnVan Zanten
John Van Zanten
Tax Partner

John Van Zanten has 20 years of experience in public accounting. He assists clients with tax compliance and planning primarily in the energyreal estate, and professional services industries.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Organizations

  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA)
  • Fort Worth Chapter, TXCPA
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Board and Community Service

  • Clayton Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. – Former President and Board Member
  • Fort Worth Wildcatters


  • B.A. in Business Administration, Austin College
  • M.B.A. in Accounting, The University of North Texas

Professional Experience

  • Whitley Penn, Fort Worth Office, (2007-Present)
    • Tax Partner
    • Campus Recruiting Team – ACU
    • Areas of Practice:
      • Tax Compliance & Planning
      • Oil and gas accounting and taxation
      • High net worth individuals and family offices
      • Farming and ranching
      • Real estate taxation and partnership
      • Estate and trust taxation
      • Professional Services
  • McCaslin & Company, LLP (1997-2007)