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Posted by Pat, a Elder Law client,
When I went to see Bob Gerhard III, he and his staff were very friendly, put me at ease immediately. Bob explained what he could try to do for me in words I could understand. At every step he kept me informed. We had many e-mail and phone conversations when I had questions or he wanted to explain or ask me to send something to him. He always answered my call or e-mail very quickly. Even though the case is now very satisfactorily closed, I can call or e-mail him and he will answer. I couldn't ask for someone who was kinder, more helpful or more knowledgeable about the legal situation.
Posted by Bruce, a Elder Law client,
We really made a huge decision to trust your abilities and that decision paid off for us in a big way. I would like to help other families, like ours, engage your services. I think one area that should be heavily weighted is your rapport with the County court. That segment of our relationship was extremely impressive. Considering the judge had signed off on your prepared papers before he even met with us. These are the things that families, like ours, need to know. When money is tight, decisions on legal representation are important. I think your office represents money well spent.
Posted by Lance, a Estate Planning client,
My family was referred to Robert Gerhard III during a troubling time and he made the process as easy as possible in terms of organizing our finances and preparing for long term care for a loved one. This was especially crucial during a time in which a family member's health was in flux and action was needed quickly. We never had trouble reaching Mr. Gerhard with questions and he provided regular updates and greatly reduced stress by making the process as smooth as possible. He was also helpful with ideas & referrals for just about anything. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs help with estate planning / elder law.
Posted by Deborah, a Elder Law client,
My parents had a very complicated situation. My father was admitted to a long term care facility. Medicaid application was required. Due to the complication of parents situation, I could not complete this application on my own. My mom still required financial support from my Dad. As my Dad's POA, I wanted to be assured the application and all documents were efficient and complete. Mr Robert Gerhard and his wonderful team truly helped me through this overwhelming process with a positive outcome for my Mom and Dad. We are truly grateful.
Posted by Karen, a Elder Law client,
Hiring , Bob Gerhard was the best decision that our family made during an extremely difficult time in our lives. His knowledge in elder law was outstanding and secured both of our parents ' future. He answered questions quickly and guided us through every step of the way. Bob is kind, compassionate, and a true gentleman, certainly to be commended personally and as a leader in his profession.
professionally and personally.
Posted by Richard, a Wills client,
Mr Gerhard worked hard, knew exactly what needed to be done and worked quickly and accurately.
If anyone needed Legal help in handling of an estate/wills or any other elder law issue, i would stongly recommend Mr. Gerhard.
Mr. Gerhard is knowledgeable, and extremely responsive in all aspect of helping me through the managing of my mother estate.
Posted by a Elder Law client,
We had a fantastic experience with Bob and his office. He helped us get through the state Medicaid requirements for a relative admitted to a nursing home and worked with him for over a year to complete this. He offered expert advice to us, kept us up to date on any recent changes in and interpretations of the law and made the filing requirements an easy process. He also has a good network of professionals that he referred us to on peripheral issues related to our case. He billed us fairly with no unexpected or hidden charges - everything was transparent from day 1. We found Bob to be honest and extremely easy to work with - and a genuinely nice, down to earth person as well, which makes a big difference..
We have already recommended him to friends in the same situation and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone is search of an elder care lawyer.
Posted by Kevin McPhillips, a Elder Law client,
My family and I had a complicated situation in organizing the affairs of aging parents, and in particular, one parent with advanced Alzheimer's. Mr Gerhard helped us wade through a number of options and ultimately assisted us to organize the Family Trust in a manageable manner for our Mother, and put us on a path to ensure that financial, healthcare, and probate issues were in hand well before they could become a problem. Bob has a great ability to take complicated legal considerations and present them in a very understandable manner. He has a very kind and gentle manner in dealing with issues of family. His counsel, knowledge and very helpful hands-on approach were greatly appreciated.
Posted by Nicholas, a Guardianship client,
We found Bob extremely knowledgeable PLUS he had an excellent way of making legal concepts accessible for us to understand. He always was quick to respond to our questions. Even more importantly, he was caring, patient and sensitive to our needs and concerns throughout the entire process of taking us through everything from start to finish. This was important to us since our legal work involved issues pertaining to our disabled child.
Posted by Edward L, a Elder Law client,
A few years ago, I searched the Web to find a lawyer with expertise covering Pennsylvania Medicaid Regulations and Elder Law. When I Googled "Books on Pennsylvania Medicaid Law", up popped the 2009 Edition of "Pennsylvania Medicaid, Long Term Care", authored by Certified Elder Law Attorney, Robert C. Gerhard III.
"THIS WAS MY LUCKY DAY". Both criteria were met, namely Attorney expertise in Pennsylvania Medicaid and Elder Law..
Checked the home page of the Gerhard & Gerhard Web Site and learned Mr. Robert Gerhard III was honored by his peers in both 'Philadelphia Magazine' and 'Pennsylvania Lawyer" as a "Super Lawyer" in 2006 and 2007 (more recently in 2008 thru 2011) in the field of Elder Law. An overview of the Testimonials Web Page cited many satisfied clients serviced by Mr. Gerhard who achieved positive outcomes in a variety of challenging situations. These events solidified my decision to engage his legal talents.
The first visit to Mr. Gerhard's office was a pleasant experience. Estate Planning was the Central Theme as we touched on Medicaid/Medicare, Long Term Care, Wills, P/A's, Advanced Directives and Trusts. The objective was to construct a Flexible Estate Package incorporating into each document the appropriate legal structure to protect assets during my lifetime and assure a smooth and orderly transition to heirs.
At this juncture, I felt right at home and comfortable exchanging ideas with Bob. He answered questions in a friendly, clear and concise manner while offering a wealth of creative suggestions to strengthen and enhance the language of all documents. Bob is a good listener and always patient.
On my next visit each document was reviewed in its' entirety. Bob gave the opportunity to ask for clarification of any words, sentences or paragraphs that were not clear to me. Believe Me! I had many questions and all were answered with patience and thoroughness to my satisfaction. There were so many items resolved of which I was not aware. Never once, was Bob impatient but always cooperative. The same was true of his office staff that also mirrored these fine qualities.
Words cannot express my sincere appreciation to Bob Gerhard III for the impeccable quality of my Estate Plan, thanks to his Professionalism and Knowledge of Elder Law. I would not hesitate to recommend his talents as a "Super Attorney in Elder Law" to my circle of friends and colleagues.