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Nelson Alford


Nelson R. (Dick) Alford, Jr., was born and raised in the Village of Chatham, New York. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Albany Law School where he was a member of the Law Review and the Justinian Society.

He was a Captain in the United States Army Reserve and served as Commanding Officer of the 18th Signal Detachment (Intel) in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966.

Dick's areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, title insurance, wills, trusts, estates, and municipal law. He is the attorney for the Town of Hillsdale and the Hillsdale-Copake Fire District. He represents several mortgage lenders in connection with commercial and residential real estate transactions.

He is a member of the Real Property Law Section, Trusts and Estates Section, Elder Law Section, and Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is also a member of the Columbia County Bar Association. He was a former member of the Independent Judicial Nomination Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial District of the State of New York.

Dick is a member and past President of the Hillsdale Fire Company, and is also the President of the Columbia County Agricultural Society, Inc. and the annual Columbia County Fair.

He and his wife, Helen, reside in Hillsdale, New York. They have three grown sons.
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