He has been listed as one of the best Taxes/Estates/Trusts lawyers in Virginia in the “Legal Elite” articles appearing annually in Virginia Business magazine and as one of the best Estate Planning & Probate attorneys in Virginia in the “The Top Attorneys in Virginia” articles appearing annually in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine.
Mr. Bernhardt has many years of experience in planning for family wealth transfers, including such techniques as revocable and irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, generation-skipping trusts, charitable trusts and private foundations.
He advises numerous closely held corporations on various corporate and tax matters including the acquisition and sale of assets and stocks, retirement planning and assisting senior business owners in transferring their businesses to succeeding generations and/or key employees. Mr. Bernhardt advises commercial real estate developers and others in the acquisition, development and financing of commercial shopping centers, office buildings and mixed use developments. He also represents banks and insurance companies in the closing of complex commercial loans.
Mr. Bernhardt maintains the highest rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.