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J Geoffrey Bernhardt

Elder law Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   1 review

also known as Geoff Bernhardt

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    50%
    Income Cap Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection Plans, Guardianships/Conservatorships, End of Life Decision Making, Elder Law Education, Long Term Care Cost Planning

    31 years

  2. Estate planning
    50%
    Wills and Living Trusts, Financial Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives for Healthcare, Wealth Preservation Plans, Probate, Planning for Mid-Life & Beyond, Asset Protection & Financial Estate Planning

    31 years

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J Geoffrey Bernhardt
5603 SW Hood Ave
Portland, OR, 97239

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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2013
Excellent Estate Planner
Geoff helped our mother prepare a trust and estate planning documents after our dad died. We were very grateful for the advance health care directive he prepared for her. Her end of life decisions were specified prior to her getting sick and we were able to carry them out as she wished. The trust allowed us to avoid probate and have her affairs in order so the transition was seamless. I would recommend Geoff and his caring staff to anyone who needs a will, trust, power or attorney, or other estate planning documents prepared.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney/ Owner
  • Law Offices of Geoff Bernhardt
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon Gerontological Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Program Committee
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Multnomah County Legal Aid Senior Law Project
  • N/A

Publications

  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Public Benefits Update; Medicaid Update
  • 2014
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Personal Injury Cases and Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts
  • 2011
  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • Basic Medicaid Rules: Resource Issues
  • 2008
  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • End of Life Decision Making: History, Tools and Cultural Competency
  • 2005
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Paying for Long-term Care
  • 2005
  • Oregon State Bar Bulletin
  • Home Ownership Issues
  • 2004
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Medicaid Eligibility: Resources and Income
  • 2003
  • Oregon State Bar CLE publication
  • Elderly Clients
  • 1998
  • Oregon Law Institute (OLI)
  • Paying for Long-term Care Costs
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Law Offices of Geoff Bernhardt & Resource Financial at the Multnomah Athletic Club
  • Practical aspects of being someone's executor or personal representative
  • 2016
  • Rose Villa Senior Living
  • Estate Planning & Fiduciary Roles
  • 2016
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Long-term Care Planning
  • 2016
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Estate Planning & Charitable Gifting
  • 2016
  • Providence Hospital
  • Taking Care of Business
  • 2016
  • Milwaukie Center
  • Incapacity Planning
  • 2016
  • Caregivers Support Group
  • Asset Protections / Long-term Care and Medicaid
  • 2016
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
  • Planning for Incapacity Planning and Medicaid
  • 2016
  • AARP, Providence Elder Place & Multnomah Co. Disability & Aging Services
  • Taking Care of Business
  • 2016
  • Wilsonville Community Center
  • Estate Planning and Healthcare Advance Directives
  • 2015
  • The Stafford Retirement Community
  • Incapacity Planning
  • 2015
  • The Stafford Retirement Community
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • The Heights at Columbia Knoll
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • The Birdie Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Taking Care of Business
  • 2015
  • The Birdie Group - Morgan Stanley
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Senior Provider Information Network Monthly Meeting
  • Caring for Our Parents – What Happens When Mom or Dad Can’t Make Good Decisions?
  • 2015
  • Senior Provider Information Network
  • Caring for Our Parents- What Happens When Mom or Dad Can't Make Good Decisions?
  • 2015
  • Sandy Adult Community Center
  • Income Cap Trust & Medicaid spend down
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Estate Planning & Charitable Gifting
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Paying for Long-term Care
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Incapacity Planning
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Estate Planning-Wills, Trusts, and Making Things Easier for Your Beneficiaries
  • 2015
  • Providence Milwaukie Center
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Providence Hospice Social Workers
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • 2015
  • Providence Federal Credit Union
  • Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts
  • 2015
  • Milwaukie Center
  • How to pay for long-term care without going broke
  • 2015
  • Legacy Good Samaritan
  • Caring for our parents
  • 2015
  • Legacy Good Samaritan
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Legacy Good Samaritan
  • How to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Going Broke
  • 2015
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
  • Long-Term Care, Incapacity Planning & Medicaid Planning
  • 2015
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
  • How to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Going Broke
  • 2015
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • How to prepare financially for end of life?
  • 2015
  • Family Caregiver Support Group
  • How to Pay for Long-term Care without going Broke
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • Caregivers Support Group
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • How to pay for long-term care without going broke
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • Caring for Our Parents- What Happens When Mom or Dad Can't Make Good Decisions?
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • AARP
  • Long-term Care
  • 2015
  • Navigating the Journey: Caring for those you Care About
  • Navigating Legal Issues for Caregivers and Older Adults
  • 2014
  • National Association of Social Workers Seminar at Miramont Pointe
  • Cultural Competency & End of Life Decisions
  • 2014
  • Milwaukie Center Seminar
  • Surrogate Decision Making Concerns- Including Healthcare & Financial Decisions
  • 2014
  • Families Talk about Elder Care
  • Overview of Legal Issues Related to Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • AARP Caregiver Conference
  • Caring for our Parents
  • 2013
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Portland Elder law Lawyer J Geoffrey Bernhardt
J Geoffrey Bernhardt
Elder law Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 31 years