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Cheryl-Lane ("Cheryl") H. Bechakas, Esq.


Contact Information

Tel: 716.932.7500 ext. 202
Cell: 716.550.6177

Practice Areas


  • University of North Florida, BS 1990
  • Michigan State College of Law, JD 1994

About Cheryl

The husband and wife legal team first met in law school in Detroit, Michigan. The couple resides in East Amherst, New York with their two sons. Both have a love for animals and share their home with three cats (all rescue) and their dog Boo.

Cheryl’s legal career has been diverse over the years as she has strived to maintain a balance between practicing law and raising children.  Cheryl began her legal career in Jacksonville, Florida as a title insurance claim attorney for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation. Once she moved to Buffalo, New York she joined a medium size firm and practiced real estate law for approximately six years. Thereafter her practice areas focused on matters involving bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency. In the last five years she has expanded her practice areas to include contested matters requiring litigation in areas of real estate law, commercial law and debtor-creditor law.

Cheryl is admitted to practice in New York State, United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York. She is a member of the Erie County Bar Association (Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee) and New York State Bar Association. Cheryl has lectured on various legal topics and was an adjunct professor at SUNY at Buffalo teaching classes in Consumer Law.

What Cheryl's Resume Won't Tell You

  • Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  • Her favorite car is anything convertible.
  • She enjoys interior design projects.
  • Her outdoor hobbies are mostly watersports.
  • Mackinaw Island, Michigan is her go to place to relax. 

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Estates & Trust Administration
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring 
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Taxation

Mission & Vision

Village of Williamsville, New York


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