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With counsel from Alford & Alford, clients transform opportunity to reality. Whether the matter is personal or business, clients optimize opportunities with informed legal and practical considerations.

Wills, Estates and Elder Law.
We prepare the documents your loved ones hope to find in your file cabinet in a time of need: wills, powers of attorney and living wills.

Business.
We are transformers. We assist all kinds of entrepreneurs and businesses convert opportunities to reality through business and real estate transactions.

Over 70 years of combined experience.
In addition, our clients are uniquely served by our experience.  Alford & Alford is a father-daughter law partnership of William C. “Neil” Alford and Lydia J Alford.  Over his 43 years of experience, Neil has handled simple and complex, residential and commercial real estate matters.  Lydia’s 26 years of experience gives her the ability to offer well-rounded pragmatic solutions to varied civil legal issues.

Do any of these clients serviced by Alford & Alford sound familiar to you?
Owner of a building.
A good tenant has been located.
Wants to draft a lease fair to both him and the tenant.

Owner of a franchise of an international company.

An ideal piece of property is available for purchase.
Must meet all the intricate and time sensitive requirements in the purchase agreement and lender instructions.

Couple set on defining their estate plan.

But aren’t versed in Louisiana’s unique inheritance laws.
Seek alternatives to protect all their heirs and to make the probate proceeding as easy as possible.

Successful business woman who worked hard all her life.

It’s now time for a new phase in her life.
Needs counsel on the different ways to structure the sale of her business.


Entrepreneur with partners, who are also his friends.

Even though they trust each other unquestionably, business is business.
Needs an agreement to determine what happens if one partner dies, divorces or wants to sell his interest.

Retiree who does not want to be a burden on his loved ones.
Seeks counsel on his options for the appointment of another to take care of his business type needs.

Struggling caretaker of parents.
Vows not to put anyone in a similar position with his healthcare needs.
Wants a healthcare power of attorney because he recognizes he’s not invincible and anyone can have an accident or become ill at any age.

 

We are attentive and responsive to our clients’ needs, strive to provide service in a timely manner and offer a philosophy of ‘practicality’ in our approach. We invite you to click on the tabs on this page for a more detailed description of the services offered by Alford & Alford.

Education for Lydia and Neil. Lydia earned a Business Administration degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette), a law degree from the LSU Law Center and a masters in banking law studies from Boston University. Neil holds an Industrial Arts engineering degree from Northwestern Louisiana University and a law degree form Loyola University in New Orleans.

Admission to Courts and Reported Cases. Both Neil and Lydia are admitted to practice before all state courts of the State of Louisiana. Lydia is also admitted to practice before the federal court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lydia was FDIC trial counsel in the reported Louisiana tax sale case, FDIC v. McNamara, 103 F.3d 1139, No. 96-31127 (5th Cir. 1997).  She was also counsel in the reported cases, Blitch Architects v. Avenue Partnership, 93-1703 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1991), 632 So.2d 850 and New Orleans Public Service, Inc. v. Vanzant, 580 So.2d 533 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1991). Neil Alford was counsel of record in Munro v. Leisure, Inc., 346 So.2d 823 (La. App. 1st Cir. 1977) and Firmin v. Miller, 355 So.2d 977 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 1977).

Civic Responsibility. Community involvement is important to Neil and Lydia. Their philosophy is that involvement is not enough; embracing leadership roles is vital to the success and longevity of community organzations. Not only have Neil and Lydia served in the highest leader roles of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore, Rotary District 6840, Leadership Northshore, Business Women’s Network of East St. Tammany, Slidell Bar Association, St. Tammany Bar Association and 22nd JDC Indigent Defender Board, they have served on committees and as committee chairmen.

Copies of the resumes for Neil and Lydia are attached for a more detailed description of their qualifications.

 

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