Robert C. Gerhard, III is an elder law specialist, helping seniors protect assets from nursing home costs. He authored the elder law treatise, Pennsylvania Medicaid- Long-term Care, which has been fully updated for 2019 and is currently in its fifteenth edition. This reference book is purchased annually by hundreds of lawyers from across Pennsylvania. He contributed as a co-author to the treatise, Elder Law in Pennsylvania, Fifth Edition. Mr. Gerhard regularly 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 President-elect (2019) of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) and limits his practice to elder law matters. He served as Chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association's Elder Law Committee for over 15 years. Attorney Gerhard is a member of the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Estate Planning Councils, and a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).