Nationwide Accounting Services
Michael T. Chulak
President and Chief Financial Officer
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. Prior to assuming his current position with Nationwide Accounting Services, he was a partner for more than five years in another full-service accounting firm. Michael has been an instructor at six California colleges including UCLA where he taught several real estate and business courses.
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 properties in nineteen states.
Michael Chulak has provided expert witness and consulting services to over one hundred law firms and has testified as an expert witness more than 150 times over the last thirty years.
Michael 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.
Chief Bookkeeper and Operations Manager
Born in New York, Aaron moved to California at the age of 13. Aaron graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a double major in Accounting and Architecture receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. After graduation, Aaron continued his accounting education by taking advanced courses at UCLA. He has extensive experience with QuickBooks, preparing budgets, and assisting clients that use payroll services.
Tina Chulak is the office manager of Nationwide Accounting Services. Tina speaks Mandarin Chinese, the dialect from her home city of Wenzhou, China, and, of course, English. Tina is Vice-President of the U.S. Wenzhou Association, the Los Angeles Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce USA, and the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce. Tina is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Conejo Valley Chinese Cultural Association (CCCA) which operates a Chinese language school with over 500 students. Tina can be reached directly at 818-661-9255.
Bill Catanese is the Insurance Administrator for Nationwide Accounting Services and is also President and CEO of Union America Insurance Agency, a Director, and a Shareholder. Bill holds a Property and Casualty Insurance License and Life and Health Insurance License (#0785386) and has been actively engaged full-time in the insurance business since 1990. As a former District Manager for Farmers Insurance Group for over ten years, Bill managed, trained and supervised as many as fifty agents at any one time. Bill has trained and supervised thousands of insurance agents over the last twenty years and is available to attorneys as an expert witness. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Robert A. Koenig
Robert A. Koenig is General Counsel of Nationwide Accounting Services and has worked with Michael Chulak for more than 25 years.
Robert A. Koenig has been licensed to practice law in California and Nevada since 1987 and Colorado since 1992. He is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (1980) and Pepperdine University School of Law at Malibu, California (1984).
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