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 2017 and is currently in its 13th edition. This reference book is purchased annually by hundreds of lawyers from across Pennsylvania. Mr. Gerhard reguarly teaches continuing education 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 2017 Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) and limits his practice to elder law matters. He is the 2017 Chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association's Elder Law Committee and has served in this capacity for the past 15 years. Attorney Gerhard is also a member of the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council.