Our Senior Management
President & Owner
Born in Los Angeles, Michael Chulak 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. He became a California real estate broker in 1971, a general contractor in 1979, and an attorney in 1998. In 1979, he earned the Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) designation. Michael is the founder and one of the owners of Pacific Business Advisors. He has been a real estate, property management, homeowner association, and finance instructor at six California colleges including UCLA.
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, managed, and sold apartment buildings and commercial properties in nineteen states.
Before establishing our firm in 1987, Michael served as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of two financial institutions for a period of five years where he managed the major loan departments. His responsibilities included supervision of the loan production, underwriting, escrow/closing, appraisal, and secondary marketing divisions. Loans were secured by apartment buildings, commercial properties, and other income producing properties located in California. Michael Chulak was responsible for establishing all policies and procedures for both lending operations which resulted in no classified loans or foreclosures.
Michael Chulak has served as legal counsel for the U.S. Wenzhou Association, the Los Angeles Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce USA, and the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as Judge Advocate for the Westlake Yacht Club. Michael also served as the President of the Agoura Hills Chamber of Commerce before it was merged into the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Michael was also a member of the Magic Castle for more than 25 years.
Michael Chulak has written legal columns for several newspapers and hosted a radio talk show on KVTA AM 1520 and KRLA 840 known as On the Law with Attorney Michael Chulak.
From 2002 to 2007, Michael Chulak was the owner and Publisher of the Conejo Valley Examiner (CVE). The Conejo Valley Examiner was a monthly, local news newspaper that printed and distributed 60,000 copies to homes and businesses in Agoura, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, and North Ranch.
Most importantly, Michael is a member of Atmosphere Church in Westlake Village, California.
Please call Michael if you are interested in franchising your business, acquiring a franchise, or selling, buying, or merging an existing business.