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J Geoffrey Bernhardt

Elder law Attorney at Portland, OR

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also known as Geoff Bernhardt


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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

    30 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

    30 years

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Licensed for 30 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 02/12/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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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 9.6 (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
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
  • Planning for Incapacity Planning and Medicaid
  • 2016
  • Milwaukie Center
  • Incapacity Planning
  • 2016
  • Rose Villa Senior Living
  • Estate Planning & Fiduciary Roles
  • 2016
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Estate Planning & Charitable Gifting
  • 2016
  • AARP, Providence Elder Place & Multnomah Co. Disability & Aging Services
  • Taking Care of Business
  • 2016
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Long-term Care Planning
  • 2016
  • Providence Hospital
  • Taking Care of Business
  • 2016
  • Caregivers Support Group
  • Asset Protections / Long-term Care and Medicaid
  • 2016
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • How to prepare financially for end of life?
  • 2015
  • Providence Milwaukie Center
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Legacy Good Samaritan
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Sandy Adult Community Center
  • Income Cap Trust & Medicaid spend down
  • 2015
  • The Birdie Group - Morgan Stanley
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • The Stafford Retirement Community
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Legacy Good Samaritan
  • Caring for our parents
  • 2015
  • The Heights at Columbia Knoll
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • Caring for Our Parents- What Happens When Mom or Dad Can't Make Good Decisions?
  • 2015
  • The Stafford Retirement Community
  • Incapacity Planning
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • How to pay for long-term care without going broke
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Incapacity Planning
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Paying for Long-term Care
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Estate Planning & Charitable Gifting
  • 2015
  • AARP
  • Long-term Care
  • 2015
  • Providence Federal Credit Union
  • Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts
  • 2015
  • CherryWood Village Retirement Community
  • Caregivers Support Group
  • 2015
  • Rose Schnitzer Manor
  • Estate Planning-Wills, Trusts, and Making Things Easier for Your Beneficiaries
  • 2015
  • Milwaukie Center
  • How to pay for long-term care without going broke
  • 2015
  • Family Caregiver Support Group
  • How to Pay for Long-term Care without going Broke
  • 2015
  • Senior Provider Information Network Monthly Meeting
  • Caring for Our Parents – What Happens When Mom or Dad Can’t Make Good Decisions?
  • 2015
  • Legacy Good Samaritan
  • How to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Going Broke
  • 2015
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
  • How to Pay for Long-Term Care Without Going Broke
  • 2015
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
  • Long-Term Care, Incapacity Planning & Medicaid Planning
  • 2015
  • Wilsonville Community Center
  • Estate Planning and Healthcare Advance Directives
  • 2015
  • Providence Hospice Social Workers
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • 2015
  • Senior Provider Information Network
  • Caring for Our Parents- What Happens When Mom or Dad Can't Make Good Decisions?
  • 2015
  • The Birdie Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Taking Care of Business
  • 2015
  • Milwaukie Center Seminar
  • Surrogate Decision Making Concerns- Including Healthcare & Financial Decisions
  • 2014
  • National Association of Social Workers Seminar at Miramont Pointe
  • Cultural Competency & End of Life Decisions
  • 2014
  • Families Talk about Elder Care
  • Overview of Legal Issues Related to Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Navigating the Journey: Caring for those you Care About
  • Navigating Legal Issues for Caregivers and Older Adults
  • 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 30 years