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
and real estate broker. He has been a real estate instructor for several colleges and currently offers law courses at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.
Michael Chulak has provided legal advice to hundreds
of corporations, LLCs and partnerships and has provided
consulting services to over 70 law firms in various
matters including litigation and white collar crime. He has testified as an
expert witness in property
management matters and
mortgage lending matters more than 150 times over the last thirty years.
Michael Chulak formerly served as President and CEO of
Union America Mortgage and Equity Trust (UMET), a New York
Stock Exchange listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
that owned and managed properties in nineteen states.
Properties included regional and neighborhood shopping
centers, highrise and garden office buildings, medical
office buildings, apartment communities, hotels and
motels, highrise condominium buildings, and mini-storage
facilities. In addition, Michael previously served as
Senior Vice President of Long Beach Savings where he was
responsible for loan originations, loan underwriting, real
estate appraisals, loan closings-escrows, construction
lending, joint ventures, and the apartment construction
division. Michael Chulak has extensive corporate-business
experience having served on several boards. He is also the
legal advisor to the U.S. Wenzhou Association which has
over 500 members.
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 in Los Angeles and Ventura counties since
Michael Chulak was the founding and managing partner of Chulak, Shiffman, Quisenberry & Drescher LLP as well as the sole owner of the firm. He is a member of Rotary of Westlake Village, North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Yacht Club where he has served as Judge Advocate, and has been a member of The Magic Castle for more than twenty five years. He is available as a speaker for community organizations. Topics include homeowner associations – everything you need to know (Davis-Stirling Act), asset protection, pet trusts and legal considerations when starting a business.