Attorney Alec Buchanan

For over 40 years, we have been helping clients in estate planning, real estate, and business law.

Attorney Jennifer Codding

For over 40 years, we have been helping clients in estate planning, real estate, and business law.

Attorney Alec Buchanan

Attorney Jennifer Codding

Meet Our Staff

Alexander S. Buchanan

alec_buchananAttorney 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.

Bar Admissions:

New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts


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).

Attorney Buchanan can be reached via email at or at 603-882-5129 Extension 1.

Jennifer Codding

Attorney Jennifer Codding is a senior attorney with Alexander S. Buchanan, PLLC with an office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her practice focuses on Florida and New Hampshire real estate transactions and real estate litigation, including creditor representation in foreclosure, landlord representation in evictions, partition, unlawful detainer and ejectment actions, contract disputes, property title defects, quiet  title actions, and declaratory actions pertaining to unidentifiable mobile homes.

Jennifer graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in English/Journalism and a minor in justice studies in 1994. In 2010, she graduated from the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law’s prestigious Daniel Webster Scholar Program and was awarded her Juris Doctor. Upon graduation, the New Hampshire Supreme Court swore Jennifer into the New Hampshire Bar without her having to sit for the traditional bar exam. After that, Jennifer sat for and passed the Florida bar exam. She was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year.

In addition, Jennifer is also admitted to the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of Florida.

In addition to her formal education, Jennifer gained valuable practical experience from the world around her. Her practical education began as a six-year-old, when the captain of the sailing vessel Consort appointed her as his first mate. In her years as first mate, she learned to be aware of subtle weather changes and adjust course accordingly. She understands that the water beneath your vessel may be deeper than it looks and knows that a sailor will quickly lose her footing if she does not develop sea legs.

Through these lessons, Jennifer has learned to identify her clients’ needs, develop a plan to meet those needs, and, if the initial plan points the bow directly into the wind, to grab the tiller and change the tack of the boat as necessary to bring the vessel safely into port.

Jennifer is a 2014 recipient of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Leaders in the Law Award, an inaugural member of the Women Lawyers of Pasco, and is a Past President of the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Law Library.

Bar Admissions:

Florida, New Hampshire


Juris Doctor, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law’s prestigious Daniel Webster Scholar Program, 2010

B.A., English/Journalism & Justice Minor, University of New Hampshire, 1994

Attorney Codding can be reached via email at or at 603-882-5129 Extension 5.

Judith Gureckis-Farrar

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.

Judy can be reached via email at or at 603-882-5129 Extension 3.

Elizabeth (Libby) Ferreira

Legal Assistant / Bookkeeper

Libby has worked for Attorney Buchanan since 1999, first with Buchanan, Maynard & Parodi, PLLC and now in his private practice.
She works with Attorney Buchanan on corporate and LLC matters, foreclosures, landlord / tenant matters, and other general areas of law. She also handles financial matters for the firm, including accounts payable and receivable.

Libby can be reached via email at or at 603-882-5129 Extension 4.

Dede Crocker

Legal Assistant

Dede has worked for Attorney Buchanan since 2019, and has brought with her over 25 years of real estate and title experience.
She works with Attorney Buchanan on all residential and commercial real estate matters.

Dede can be reached via email at or at 603-882-5129 Extension 2.



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