Robert C. Gerhard, III is an elder law specialist, helping families protect assets from nursing home costs. He authored the elder law treatise, Pennsylvania Medicaid- Long-term Care, which has been fully updated for 2015 and is currently in its 11th edition. This reference book is purchased annually by hundreds of lawyers from across Pennsylvania. Mr. Gerhard reguarly teaches continuing eductaion courses such as "Representing an Individual Entering a Nursing Home" and "How to Prevent Spousal Impoverishment Due to the Costs of Long-term Care." He is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of "AV Preeminent" for both legal ability and ethics. He is past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Elder Law Section, is 2015 Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) and limits his practice to elder law matters. He has served as Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association's Elder Law Committee for the past 15 years and is a member of the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council.