Kentucky Elderlaw, PLLC
Elder Law Attorney
2001 – Present
Mr. Bernie Faller created a legal practice focused on the needs of older citizens. He interacts with older clients, their children and other family members, regarding financial, Nursing Home, Medicaid, asset preservation, asset distribution, mental capacity, Guardianship and other issues, both financial and non-financial. At times, Nursing Homes, hospitals and other organizations ask for assistance directly, or on behalf of a resident. We draft legal documents such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Care Agreements for clients and family members. He also speaks and teaches in a variety of forums.
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law
2010 – present
Teaching Elder Law
Co-author, Volume 23, Kentucky Practice Series, “Elder Law”
Authored all the sections on Medicaid
Carpenter, Mountjoy & Bressler, PSC
Tax Related Services
Diabetic Food Emporium, Ltd.
President, Owner, Manager
1992 – 1995
Created a mail order business selling foods for diabetics. Founded and built the business – developed the concept; created 24-page color catalog; ran day to day operations. Did substantial business in all 50 States.
Disabled – Aviation Accident
1990 – 1992
Empire State Planners, Inc.
A Financial Planning Company
1984 – 1990
Financial planning, with an emphasis on the human aspects and consequences of the choices selected.
Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Mutual of New York (MONY)
1970 – 1990
Sale of life and health insurance, annuities and mutual funds. Specialized in estate planning, retirement planning, tax planning. Offered computerized in-home planning, via CompuServe, since 1972. Sales manager (1976 – 80). Organized and led financial seminars; public speaker; wrote financial articles for local Manhattan newspaper. National Quality Award (NQA) recipient for 17 years and Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Lifetime qualifier, among other honors, awards and achievements. Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Member – computer design team for Safeguard/Sentinel missile defense program.
Kentucky Bar, 2001
Indiana Bar, 2002
University of Louisville
Louis Brandeis School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2001
New York University
M.S.E.E. (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering), 1970
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.E.E. (Bachelor of Electrical Engineering), 1967
Member – Board of Trustees, Congregation Adath Jeshurun
Immediate Past President – Kentucky Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee