At Legacy Title Services, LLC, our focus is firmly directed at you and your clients’ needs. We have developed our technology to allow us to achieve that primary goal. Real estate professionals, attorneys and mortgage professionals alike have experienced the high level of professionalism and performance delivered by everyone at Legacy Title. We look forward to providing the same superior service to you and your clients now and in the future.
Bernardo founded Legacy Title in 2010 to provide a superior title insurance solution for the real estate community in New York State. His diverse background allows him to bring knowledge of and experience in related fields such as mortgages, real estate and financial & insurance services. Bernardo endeavors to develop new partnerships with professionals that share our core values of integrity, honesty and excellence. He is honored to serve our community in various charitable efforts and contributes both in time and finances to various worthwhile organizations. "Our goal at Legacy Title, is providing our clients with the key to smooth and successful real estate transactions aided by our diligence, innovation and proactive approach.”
Dave joined Legacy in 2013, bringing with him over 20 years of title examination and legal experience. He was formerly the President and sole owner of Premier Land Services, Inc., a title insurance agency. A member of the NYS Bar Association, Dave, though an excellent attorney, prefers two other passions – title and teaching. In addition to his work as a title examiner and attorney, Dave is an award winning Associate Professor at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY, where he has taught business law courses since 1995. In 2004, he was awarded the Hudson Valley Community College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and has been selected four times for inclusion in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Dave graduated Cum Laude from University at Albany and received his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. He currently resides in East Greenbush, NY with his wife, Susan, and his two children, Samantha and Andrew.
Beverly joined Legacy Title with over 10 years in sales and marketing. Originally from Kentucky, Beverly truly enjoys her work with Legacy and understands the dynamics of building and nurturing successful business partnerships. Bev’s goal at Legacy is to create and develop mutually beneficial business relationships between like-minded professionals who are dedicated to providing superior customer service to their clients, “My goal is to create opportunities and help our partners capitalize on their marketing efforts.” Bernardo brought her on board at Legacy after they started serving together as Rotarians, “I have seen Bev’s dedication to serving our community and how well she brings people together to accomplish objectives. I knew I wanted her here as part of our team.”
Bill Kuchinski graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1983 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1984. For the first ten years of his legal career, he represented lending institutions and private clients in residential and commercial real estate closings and conducted foreclosures and commercial litigation. Since 1993, he has been affiliated with title insurance agencies and insured and underwritten commercial and residential real estate transactions throughout New York. He is a member of the Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association. Bill resides in Delmar with his wife, Anne Marie Couser, their daughter, Margie, and Merlin.
Ron, a lifelong resident of Saratoga County, joins our team at Legacy with over 20 years’ experience in all areas of the real estate industry. He began his career as a title searcher in 1994 and, spurred by his passion for real estate, has paved his way through the different areas including searching, title examination, settlement, investing, managing and marketing. He has been involved with both residential and commercial properties throughout the Capitol District and surrounding areas. Ron has been managing and overseeing title operations for the last 10 years and is recognized as a leader in the industry. Just recently, Ron successfully established streamline processes and guidelines for his former company, achieving the status of Best Practices. We are excited to have him join our team and share his expertise, dedication and customer service.
Karin joined Legacy Title at its inception and brings with her over 12 years in the banking and title insurance industries. Karin always exceeds our client’s expectations with her proactive approach to problem solving. Anticipating the needs of our clients and achieving quick turn-around utilizing her extensive industry knowledge makes Karin an integral part of providing the very best to our clients. “Working at Legacy Title allows me to face the challenges that arise head on. I love to find solutions and deliver the best work possible for our clients.”
Rebecca Soodsma, Title Coordinator
Rebecca has been in the real estate and banking industry for over 23 years and we are proud to have her as part of our team. Becky, as she is known to her friends, co-workers and clients has always resided in the region since growing up in Canajoharie. Having such longevity in the area and profession has allowed her to grow in expertise as well as familiarity with local businesses and professionals, many of whom she is honored to call friends. Becky loves being involved in local real estate transactions and the fact that ‘no two days are the same, “I enjoy the challenge of overcoming issues that arise and especially being present when first time homebuyers are handed the keys to their new home!”
We are so happy to have Stacy join our team in early 2016. Originally from Long Island, Stacy got her start in the title business by helping out a friend. She filled in while someone was away and as she puts it, “I never left!” Stacy has been in the title business since 1987, and serves as a Title Coordinator at Legacy. She enjoys the whole process, but especially post-closing, “I enjoy finalizing our follow up process ensuring new deeds are recorded and financial matters are satisfied. We obviously don’t like to come across problems, but I definitely like the challenges and satisfaction that come along with solving them.” Stacy also spends a lot of time supporting her daughter in field hockey and is an avid reader. “I appreciate my colleagues for their knowledge and helpfulness, expertise, and the friendly, welcoming environment.”
Jen leads our team in Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton and surrounding counties. She is a lifelong resident of Johnstown who started her career in the title business in her mother’s company 25 years ago. Her drive, determination, client focus and friendly, helpful attitude have made her a valued member of the Legacy team. Jennifer is passionate about her family, her professional relationships and the many outdoor activities she enjoys. She also plays a mean game of 9-Ball!
Stacey’s role at Legacy Title is to ensure that closings go smoothly, and she is a master at making it happen. From taking orders to attending closings to following up, she handles all the details so our clients can focus on their business needs. Stacey thrives on the positive, professional atmosphere at Legacy. Stacey loves spending time in her garden and listening to live music, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Nicolle embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of Legacy Title, having started her own title company in 2006 and managing it successfully for 11 years before joining the Legacy team. With more than 20 years in the mortgage industry, Nicolle is proud to be part of a team that is known for its innovation and high-quality service. She enjoys reading and travelling, and has performed in numerous local theater production over the years.
Keith began his career with a start-up that grew from four employees to more than 100 in just two years. Previously the VP and Senior Operations Manager at Stewart Title, Keith brings considerable knowledge and experience to Legacy Title. When not representing Legacy at events and at closings, you can find Keith on the golf course or ‘bleeding Orange’. Go Syracuse!