Homeowner association attorney, Michael Chulak of Michael T. Chulak & Associates is available to provide mediation services for HOA matters including but not limited to the following:
Mediation is a fast, confidential and economical way to settle most disputes. It is a process by which parties submit their dispute to an informed neutral third party (the mediator) who works with them to reach a settlement.
Benefits of Mediation
||The mediator, as a neutral third party, can view the dispute objectively and can assist the parties in exploring alternatives that they might not have considered on their own.
||It is far less expensive than litigation.
||Parties increase the possibility of continuing a relationship (if this is necessary or desired) with each other.
||Documents and testimony presented do not become part of the public record. In fact, discussions that are held are protected by the confidentiality imposed on the mediator and on the parties by Evidence Code Sections 1152 and 1152.5.
||The emotional stress that usually accompanies the more combative, drawn out process of litigation is eliminated.
||The possibility of an adverse court judgment is avoided.
Resume of Michael Chulak
Michael Chulak established Michael T. Chulak & Associates, A Law Corporation, as a general practice law firm. The firm represents clients in litigation and transactional matters, and provides consulting services.
Michael Chulak practices in the areas of homeowner association law, real property, construction, construction defects, business - corporate law, estate planning and criminal defense.
Born in Los Angeles, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University at Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor from Ventura-Santa Barbara College of Law. In addition to being an attorney, Michael Chulak is a licensed general building contractor, Certified Property ManagerŪ(CPMŪ ), and a California real estate broker. He has been an instructor at six California colleges including UCLA. Course topics have included homeowner association law, real estate finance, property management and leasing, legal aspects of real estate, and the foreclosure and loan modification process.
Michael Chulak has provided legal advice to hundreds of corporations, LLCs and partnerships and has provided consulting services to over one hundred law firms in various matters including litigation and white collar crime. He has testified as an expert witness more than 125 times over the last twenty five years.
Michael Chulak writes legal columns for several newspapers and has hosted a radio talk show on KVTA AM 1520 and KRLA AM 840 known as On the Law with Attorney Michael Chulak. He is the author of the website HOAQandA.com, serves as a mediator and provides free legal seminars. Michael Chulak is also one of the owners of CoastManagement.net which has provided property management services to homeowner associations and other property owners in Los Angeles and Ventura counties since 1987.
California Mediators: AAA, A.J. Nichols, Abner J. Mikva, ADR Services,
Inc., Alan Haber, Alan M. Kindred, Alan R. Maler, Alan S. Penkower,
Alan P. Ribakoff, Alan Rothenberg, Albert M. Pearson, Alexander S.
Polsky, Alexander Robertson IV, Alfred G. Ferris, Alfred W. Omansky,
Amy Totenberg, Andrea Doneff, Andrew Albert, Andrew Gill Meyer,
Andrew Patterson, Andrew L. Shapiro, Andrew J. Weisz, Anita Shapiro,
Ann Kough, Anna Yee, Anne Gifford, Anthony S. Deutsch, ARC
Alternative Resolution Centers, Arleigh Maddox Woods, Armand
Arabian, Arnold Gold, Arnold Levin, Arthur Baldonado, Barbara A.
Reeves Neal, Barbara Kong-Brown, Barnet Cooperman, Barry Brandt,
Benjamin A. Diaz, Benjamin J. Engle, Benson Schaffer, Bernard
Kaufman, Bernard S. Kamine, Bernard S. Selber, Beth Golub, Betsy F.
Rahn, Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Beverly Gassner, Bill H. Brister, Bill
Dozier, Billy J. Gunter, Blaine Pettitt, Bradley Ginn, Brian J.
Donnelly, Brian D. Ghiglia, Bruce A. Edwards, Bruce R. Geernaert,
Bruce J. Sottile, Burton S. Katz, California Mediation Services,
Carl West Anderson, Carl F. Ingwalson Jr., Carol A. Wittenberg,
Caroline Vincent, Catherine Harris, Catherine A. Yanni, Cecilia H.
Morgan, Cecily Bond, Celeste Pinto McLain, Charles G. Bakaly, Jr.,
Charles I. Dolginer, Charles D. Field, Charles W. Froehlich Jr.,
Charles Herman, Charles J. Hunt Jr., Charles A. Legge, Charles
Pereyra-Suarez, Charles G. Rubin, Charles E. Rumbaugh, Charles B.
Swartwood, Charles S. Tigerman, Charles S. Vogel, Cheryl M. Ruffier,
Christine Masters, Clifford Bachand, Colin W. Wied, Conley Ingram,
Corrine B. Adams, Cortland A. Mathers, Craig S. Kamansky, Curtiss D.
Bonneville, Curtis E. Von Kann, Dana Senit Henry, Daniel Ben-Zvi,
Daniel A. Curry, Daniel Hanlon, Daniel Weinstein, Daniel Yamshon,
Darrell W. Lewis, Darryl H. Graver, Daryll Love, David T. Armstrong,
David R. Baty, David A. Braun, David H. Brickner, David Dolgin,
David W. Dresnick, David Finkel, David A. Garcia, David Geronemus,
David Warner Hagen, David M. Heilbron, David N. Hoadley, David
Horowitz, David B. Moon, David Noble, David D. Perez, David S. Ross,
David J. Van Til, Dean E. Barbieri, Deborah A. David, Deborah Gage
Haude, Deborah Rothman, Demetrios P. Agretelis, Denise Madigan,
Dennis Cole, Dennis Negron, Diana Davis, Diane R. Smith, Diane
Wayne, Diane M. Welsh, Dickran M. Tevrizian, Dina R. Jansenson, Dion
G. Morrow, Don A. Turner, Donald R. Fretz, Donald B. King, Douglas
E. Noll, Donald R. Person, Douglas M. Phillips, Douglas A.
Venturelli, Duane M. Thomas, Earl Willens, Edmund D. Edelman, Edna
A. Povich, Edward g. Biester, Jr., Edward A. Bobrick, Edward J.
Costello Jr., Edward J. Egan, Edward A. Infante, Edward A. Panelli,
Edward W. Pliska, Edward Ross, Edward Stern, Edward J. Wallin,
Elaine A. Wohlner, Eleanor Barr, Eli Chernow, Eliot G. Disner,
Elizabeth Davidson, Elizabeth Glazebrook Watson, Ellen Sickles
James, Elwood Lui, Elwood M. Rich, Emanuel F. Abbate, Emily R.
Boyle, Enrique Romero, Eric E. Van Loon, Eric E. Younger, Ernest C.
Brown, Etta O. Gillivan, Eugene F. Lynch, Eugene Moscovitch, Expert
Mediation Services, F. Carlton King, Jr., F. Phillip Hosp., Fern M.
Smith, Fernando Meza, Floyd A. Hale, Francis O. Spalding, Frank N.
Dubofsky, Franklin Radoff, Fred Ashley, Fred D. Butler, Fred R.
Butterworth, Gabriel Gutierrez, Gary S. Davis, Gary M. Laturno, Gary
P. Ryan, Gary E. Strankman, Gary L. Taylor, Gayle L. Eskridge, Gee
T. Porter, George P. Andreos, George H. Barnett, George Brunn,
George D. Calkins II, George R. Kingsley, Gerald F. Gerstenfeld,
Gerald J. Kettman, Gerald A. Kurland, Gerald F. Phillips, Geralidine
Jaffe, Gerard M. Shellan, Glen M. Ashworth, Gordon Wallack, Greer H.
Stroud, Gregory L. Bertram, Gregory O’Brien, Gregory J. Castano,
Greta Glavis, Guy James Mangano, H. Lee Sarokin, Hadley Batchelder,
Harbir Narang, Harkjoon Paik, Harlan A. Martin, Harold Coleman Jr.,
Harold Himmelman, Harry W. Low, Harvey A. Schneider, Henry Wien,
Herbert L. Ashby, Homer C. La Rue, Howard McClain, Ina Levin
Gyemant, Irene E. Ziebarth, Irving R. Perluss, Irwin E. Sandler,
Irving Shimer, Irwin Nebron, Isabella H. Grant, Ivams Mediation
Services, J. Kathleen Learned, J. Richard Haden, Jack I. Adler, Jack
Daniels, Jack K. Mandel, Jack Newman, Jack Weichman, Jaime R.
Corral, James N. Adler, James Albracht, James G. Changaris, James G.
Ehlers, James R. Madison, James D. Mart, James E. McGuire, James R.
Melinson, James S. Miller, James S. Owens, Jr., James H. Piatt,
James N. Reese, James V. Ryan, James L. Smith, James L. Stone, James
E. Sullivan, James D. Ward, James L. Warren, James L. Wright, JAMS,
Jan Frankel Schau, Jay Folberg, Jay Rakow, Jeanne C. Miller, Jeff
Castner, Jeff Kichaven, Jeffrey P. Castner, Jeffrey G. Kichaven,
Jeffrey Kramer, Jeffrey Krivis, Jeffery P. Palmer, Jeffrey A. Tidus,
Jennifer T. Messersmith, Jerry Cohen, Jerry Grissom, Jerry P.
Roscoe, Jerry Spolter, Jerold S. Sherman, Joan C. Grafstein, Joan
Kessler, Joel Grossman, Joel Rudof, John B. Bates, Jr., John P.
Blumberg, John Carmack, John P. Carroll, John W. Cooley, John
Cooper, John A. Flaherty, John D. Jelletich, John W. Kennedy, Jr.,
John P. Leopold, John A. Marlo, John M. Mayeda, John J. McCauley,
John P. McGlynn, John Miller, John V. O’Meara, John W. Ouderkirk,
John J. Quinn, John T. Racanelli, John K. Raleigh, John M. Seitman,
John Sharer, John K. Trotter, John Van De Kamp, John S. Warnlof,
John C. Woolley, John M. Xifaras, John Zebrowski, Johnnie Scott,
Jr., Jonathan Kaplan, Jonathan C. Peters, Joseph F. Biafore, Jr.,
Joseph R. Grodin, Joseph E. Johnston, Joseph A. Katz, Joseph C.
Malpasuto, Joseph Murphy, Joyce Fahey, Judith Finch Campbell, Judith
M. Ryan, Julia M. Nowicki, Julie Cobalt, Julius M. Title, June R.
Lehrman, Karen Brown Willcutts, Karl W. Jaeger, Katherine J.
Edwards, Katherine Hope Gurun, Kathleen Bryan, Kathleen A. Roberts,
Keith M. Clemens, Keith Wisot, Ken M. Kawaichi, Kenan Oldham,
Kennedy A. Brooks, Kenneth C. Bryant, Kenneth D. Gack, Kenneth Gale,
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Kenneth Gillis, Kenneth M Malovos, Kenneth O.
Simon, Kenneth R. Starr, Kenneth M. Weinman, Kevin G. Kelly, Kevin
W. Midlam, Kimberly Deck, Kirk S. MacDonald, L. Therese White, Larry
Renner, Laurence R. Clarke, Lawrence A. Huerta, Lawrence W. Crispo,
Lawrence H. Kay, Lawrence O. Monin, Laurence K. Sawyer, Lawrence C.
Waddington, Lee Jay Berman, Leonard S. Wolf, LeRoy A. Simmons,
Lester J. Levy, Lewis A. Bonney, Linda L. Bryant, Linda Bulmash,
Linda DeBene, Linda C. Fritz, Linda Klein, Linda Susan Klibanow,
Linda Hendrix McPharlin, Linda R. Singer, Lisa A. Pearlman, Lloyd C.
Loomis, Lloyd A. Phillips, Lois W. Abraham, Loren Miller, Jr., Lorna
Parnell, Louis Meisinger, Louise A. LaMothe, Lourdes G. Baird, Luis
A. Cardenas, Lynne S. Bassis, M. Wayne Blair, M.Scott Donahey, Mack
Lovett, Malcolm M. Lucas, Manly D. Calof, Marc Rohatiner, Margaret
L. Shaw, Margaret M. Grignon, Maria C. Walsh, Marilyn Lois Hoffman,
Mario H. Barsotti, Mark Fleischer, Mark Kirwin, Mark Loeterman, Mark
F. Sullivan, Mark E. Thomas, Mark A Weiss, Martha Goldin, Martin
Quinn, Marvin E. Johnson, Matthew J. Geyer, Matthew B. McGowan,
Maurice Lewitt, Maurice L. Zilber, Max Factor, Melinda A. Johnson,
Melvin E. Cohn, Melvin S. Feldman, Michael E. Ballachey, Michael J.
Bayard, Michael A. Bell, Michael Berg, Michael W. Brink, Michael A.
Burns, Michael J. Cawlina, Michael T. Chulak, Michael Diliberto,
Michael J. Dontzin, Michael J. Farrell, Michael B. Getty, Michael J.
Loeb, Michael Marcus, Michael T. McAllister, Michael G. Ornstil,
Michael D. Ranahan, Michael L. Wachtell, Michael D. Young, Michelle
Katz, Milton Mollen, Monty R. Davis, Morton H. Orenstein, Myer
Sankary, Myrna L. Strapp, Nancy J. Spieczny, Nancy J. Warren, Nat A.
Agliano, Nathaniel Bradley, Natt Portugal, NCRC Resolution Center,
Nicholas DeWitt, Norman Brand, Norman Spellberg, Olga Fabrick,
Orlando E. Blake, P. Oswin Chrisman, Pamela A. Tynes, Patricia
Aitken, Patricia D. Barrett, Patricia Lee Connors, Patrick J. King,
Paul J. Aiello, Paul L. Brisson, Paul J. Dubow, Paul Egly, Paul F.
Faberman, Paul R. Fisher, Paul Flynn, Paul C. Murphy, Paul
Rosenthal, Paula Reddish Zinnemann, Peter J. Ippolito, Peter Marx,
Peter H. Norell, Peter Allen Smith, Peter G. Stone, Peter H. Woodin,
Philip Meldman, Philip Saeta, R. David DiJulio, R.A. Carrington,
Ralph Williams, Randall L. Erickson, Randall L. Hughes, Randall E.
Kay, Raul Cadena, Raul Ramirez, Raymond T. Gail, Raymond R. Roberts,
Raymond D. Williamson, Raymond F. Zvetina, Read Ambler, Rebecca
Westerfield, Richard Chernick, Richard M. Coleman, Richard J.
Collier, Richard Denner, Richard C. Garner, Richard G. Harris,
Richard A. Hodge, Richard C. Hubbell, Richard D. Hughes, Richard
Kolostian, Richard V. Lee, Richard A. Levie, Richard C. Neal,
Richard E. Neville, Richard W. Page, Richard L. Patsey, Richard
Phelps, Richard I. Phillips, Richard E. Posell, Richard S. Reisberg,
Richard M. Rosenbaum, Richard M. Silver, Richard D. Turelli, Robert
Altman, Robert T. Baca, Robert A. Baines, Robert C. Baumgarten,
Robert L. Brent, Robert W. Briggs, Robert A. Chrisman, Robert D.
Coviello, Robert B. Davidson, Robert L. Dossee, Robert J. Doran,
Robert Einstein, Robert Faulkner, Robert Feinerman, Robert Glenn,
Jr., Robert A. Holtzman, Robert F. Kane, Robert J. Kishbaum, Robert
Letteau, Robert H. London, Robert S. Luft, Robert S. Mann, Robert E.
May, Robert A. Merring, Robert P. Murrian, Robert W. O’Connor,
Robert W. Parkin, Robert H. Peterson, Robert A. Prentice, Robert C.
Proctor Jr., Robert Rackstraw, Robert Roberson, Jr., Robert L.
Schouweiler, Robert L. Steadman, Robert E. Thomas, Robert S.
Thompson, Robert A. Von Esch, Jr., Robert Wenke, Robert Wrede,
Robert B. Yonts, Roderick M. Thompson, Roger A. Ginsburg, Roger P.
Sauer, Ron Guttman, Ronald Hauptman, Ron Kelly, Ronald J. Mandell,
Ron Rosen, Ronald M. Sabraw, Rosemarie Annunziata, Ross Hart, Roy
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Cianchetti, Samuel Adams, Samuel Gordon, Sandra N. Baldonado, Sandy
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Mason, Stephen M. Blumberg, Stephen E. Haberfeld, Stephen L.
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Mehta, Steven J. Stone, Steven A. Wawra, Susan R. Morris, Terri S.
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Rakowski, Thomas Schneider, Thomas M. Smith, Thomas Neal Thrasher,
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Wilhelmine S. Davis, William B. Baker, William G. Bassler, William
L. Bettinelli, William H. Boling, Jr., William E. Byrne, William J.
Cahill, William J. Crawford, William A. Fenwick, William Fernandez,
William M. Gallagher, William E. Hargering, William J. Harris, Jr.,
William J. Howatt, William W. Huss, William N. Kammer, William F.
Martin, William A. Masterson, William F. McDonald, William E.
McGinley, William J. McVittie, William Munnell, William H. Needle,
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