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Elpiniki M. Bechakas

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Niki M. Bechakas
is a 1985, Cum Laude with Departmental Honors graduate of SUNY at Buffalo and 1990 graduate of University of Buffalo School of Law.  She was admitted to practice in New York State, Appellate Division Fourth Department and the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York in 1991.

Niki is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Real Property Law Section and Bar Association of Erie County and its Real Property Law Committee.

Niki has acted as Examining Counsel on behalf of Chicago Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company.  She began her legal career with the former law firm of Block & Colucci, P.C. working in the Real Estate/Banking Department, Litigation Department and General Practice Department, handling residential and commercial transactions as well as general corporate matters, bankruptcy and surrogates matters.  She later joined the firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. where she worked for many years in the Title Insurance/REO Closings Department.  More recently she worked as a Contract Attorney for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Sargent & Collins, P.C. handling residential real estate matters.  Niki was a Parish Council Board Member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation from 2008 to 2010, serving as Secretary in 2008. She also served as Counsel to the Church between 2008 and 2011 and is currently a member of the Women’s Philoptochos Committee.