Scott Talkov is the Founder of Talkov Law where the emphasis of his practice is in real estate, business and bankruptcy litigation. Before founding the firm, Scott was named partner of the year at Reid & Hellyer, an Inland Empire law firm dating back to 1897.
Scott has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for eight consecutive years from 2013 to 2020.
Scott is the longest-standing Board Member in the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum and was twice elected as President of the Riverside County Barristers (Young Attorneys’) Association. Scott is active in the Pick Group of Riverside Young Professionals and Riverside County Bar Association.
Scott graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he was a member of the Board of Editors for the Washington University Law Review.
Beginning his studies at University of California, Riverside, Scott completed his bachelor’s degree as a 2004 graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara. Scott was an elected official and earned leadership awards for his role in student government at both campuses.
Scott’s articles on real estate law have been published in the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal of the American Bar Association and California Real Property Journal of the State Bar of California.
Scott volunteers his time as the Assistant Director of the Associated Students Legal Clinic at the University of California, Riverside, where he provides free advice to students with real estate and civil litigation issues.
Scott has been featured on CNN and FoxNews, as well as in the Los Angeles Times, Press-Enterprise in Riverside, and Los Cerritos Community News.
Scott’s state court experience includes the California Superior Court in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura counties, as well as the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Second Division (Riverside) and Second District (Los Angeles).
His federal court experience includes the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California as well as bankruptcy appeals to the District Court for the Central District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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12 years, 25 cases
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star (2013-Present)||Super Lawyers||2013|
|President / Attorney||Talkov Law Corp.||2020 - Present|
|Shareholder / Attorney||Reid & Hellyer, APC||2008 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Associated Students of U.C. Riverside||Legal Clinic Assistant Director||2010 - Present|
|Riverside County Barristers Association||Past President||2008 - Present|
|Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Eagle Scout Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Board of Directors (2011-12, 2013-14)||2008 - 2020|
|Washington University Law Review||Board of Editors||2007 - 2009|
|California Real Property Journal||Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deeds||2014|
|Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal (ABA)||Exposing the Myth of Mortgage Prepayment Penalties in the Aftermath of River East||2009|
|Washington University in St. Louis||JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)||2009|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Real Estate Law and Business I, Prof. George Lefcoe, University of Southern California School of Law (Sep. 25, 2014)||Real Estate Recording Acts||2014|
|UCR Student Alumni Association: Legal Career Conference||Going to Law School and Practicing Law||2010|
|Inland Western Temecula Commons v. Potter, No. E05785, 2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6590 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. Sep. 18, 2014)||Trial court found that tenant was not bound by lease; affirmed on appeal; attorney's fees awarded to tenant.|
|Ashworth v. Ehrgott, BAP No. CC-12-1591-TaDPa, 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 5256 (9th Cir. B.A.P. Dec. 16, 2013)||Creditor's non-dischargeable debt affirmed on appeal.|
|Eleiwa v. Whitmore, No. CC-12-1559-ClDKi (9th Cir. B.A.P. Jun. 5, 2013)||Order sustaining homestead exemption affirmed.|
|In re Matthew Banks Ashworth, No. 8:11-bk-10946-RK, 2012 Bankr. Lexis 4563 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Oct. 1, 2012)||Objection overruled based on controlling precedent of Friedkin v. Sternberg (In re Sternberg), 85 F.3d 1400 (9th Cir. 1996). Affirmed on appeal to Ninth Circuit BAP.|
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