Meet Our Staff
Alexander S. Buchanan
Attorney Alexander S. Buchanan has been a lawyer practicing law in Nashua, New Hampshire for over 30 years. Attorney Buchanan provides comprehensive legal counsel to individuals and businesses with a focus on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates, commercial and residential real estate, and business law and planning.
He assists individuals and families with probate matters in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and is very experienced in setting up wills and trusts, as well as managing trusts. In the area of real estate, he handles the spectrum of residential and commercial real estate transactions, from title searches and document preparation to closing. In addition Attorney Buchanan appears before numerous zoning and planning boards, handles civil litigation in New Hampshire and Federal courts for real estate matters including landlord and tenant issues, debt collection and other matters. In terms of business law, he has worked with several clients on business matters, contracts, formation, employees, and more.
Attorney Buchanan and his staff provide knowledgeable, affordable, compassionate and experienced legal services.
NH, 1980 ME, 1981 MA, 2001
Juris Doctor, University of Dayton School of Law, 1980
B.A., Economics/Political Science, cum laude, University of New Hampshire – Whittemore School of Business and Economics, 1974
Attorney Buchanan is an active volunteer in the community. He has been a member of the Milford Rotary Club for over 25 years and has also served as its president. He is also a former director of Opportunity Networks, Inc., an organization providing services to developmentally challenged adults. In addition, he served on the Amherst Zoning Board of Adjustment for 15 years, several of which he was chairman. He currently serves as an alternate. He is a founding trustee of the Amherst Community Foundation (ACF), treasurer of the Amherst Historical Society (HAS) and a regional advisor to the New Hampshire Charitable Fund (NHCF).
Senior Paralegal, Business Development Director
Judy has been working in the legal field for 40 years, most recently at Buchanan, Maynard & Parodi PLLC. In January of 2012, Judy joined Attorney Alexander Buchanan in his private practice and currently is a Senior Paralegal and the Business Development Director for the firm.
A Nashua native, Judy attended Nashua Senior High School. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Plymouth State College. She received her Paralegal Certificate from Rivier College in 1982, as a member of the first graduating class of the college’s Paralegal Program. She was also one of the founding members of the New Hampshire Paralegal Association which began in the early 1980s.
Judy currently provides assistance in the fields of Probate and Trust Administration, Adult and Minor Guardianships, Adoptions, and Estate Planning. Her prior responsibilities included performing title examinations, writing title policies and attending real estate closings. She currently works in Real Estate for her Estates and Trusts that include the administration of real property. While at Buchanan Maynard & Parodi, Judy was also the firm’s Office Administrator for many years.
Judy’s passion has been in helping people through difficult situations in their life, such as the death of a loved one and the aftereffects, and seeking guardianship of an elderly parent or a minor child, and the adoption of a child. She also assists the elderly and other individuals in the planning of their estates. Judy makes it a point to understand the client’s needs, to listen, and is compassionate about helping each client and making a difficult situation just a little bit easier for them and their families. Knowing how personal schedules can get disrupted when a loved one is in critical condition or has passed, Judy is also available by appointment in the evenings and on Saturdays.
Laura E. Bell
Laura has worked for Attorney Buchanan since 2003, first with Buchanan, Maynard & Parodi, PLLC and now in his private practice.
Laura works with Attorney Buchanan on corporate matters, real estate closings, foreclosures, landlord tenant matters, and estate planning.