A specialist in dispute resolution through litigation, mediation and arbitration, Gerhardt is a director at VDT Attorneys Inc. He also focuses on corporate and commercial disputes, contractual law, law of delict, property law, constitutional law, the law of insolvency, including liquidations, business recue applications, sequestrations, rehabilitations, and general litigation.
Gerhardt obtained his B.Iuris law degree from the University of the Free State in 1975, and served the Department of Justice as prosecutor and magistrate until February 1981. He completed his LL.B degree at the University of South Africa during this period. After being admitted as an attorney and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa during April 1983, Gerhardt was admitted as partner to the firm in 1985.
Gerhardt serves the Pretoria community through his service as co-vice chair of Evangelism Explosion South Africa and through his continued involvement with PEN, a charity organisation campaigning for the upliftment of the previously disadvantaged community, whom he has served for numerous years as non-executive chairperson until April 2017.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Law Society of the Northern Provinces
Member of firm Bookkeeping Committee
Deputy chair of Evangelism Explosion South Africa