Elder Law

Chicago Elder Law Attorney

North Suburban office
(773) 286-3800

Michael H. Erde, P.C. is an Elder Law Firm that practices in long-term care planning, including Medicaid Application’s diverse benefits programs, Nursing Home Benefits, Nursing Home and Assisting Living, Asset preservation including reviewing Gifts, Lookback periods, spend downs, Medicaid Compliant Annuities, Disability including Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship, Pooled Payback Trusts, Estate Planning including Trust and Wills and Powers of Attorney for Health and Property, and Probate as well as Trust and Estate administration and contested matters.

Michael H. Erde has been practicing elder law for over 40 years. Mr. Erde is often called upon to mentor other lawyers, accountants, and residents in the community on the complexities of elder law. He is, simply put, an elder law attorney first. That is where he sees the need in our community, and has 40 years of experience and knowledge to back that up.

Simple. Straightforward. Easy to talk to.
Michael H. Erde, P.C. 
Contact (773) 286-3800 with your questions.


Mr. Erde will help you make the decisions and take actions that are right for you, including guardianship matters. Whether you need a trust, want to determine which living situation will be best for you, or have nursing home concerns, he has the experience to answer your questions so you can make decisions that are right for you.

Powers of Attorney

When is the right time to create a power of attorney? WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY OR IN A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH THAT MOST ATTORNEYS LEAVE OUT? What do you gain by creating separate powers of attorney for finances and for health care? How do you maintain government benefits with a financial power of attorney? How do you determine whether to create a guardianship or a durable power of attorney? The answers to these questions will protect your assets and create the best possible legacy for you.



Michael H. Erde

Attorney at Law

Chicago Elder Law Attorney providing simple, clear and straightforward strategies to help.*

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and such is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois, but I am still proud to have such a certification (CELA or CAP) designation.