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Scott H. Talkov

Real estate Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.3   6 reviews

About Scott

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Practice area
  1. Real estate
    Real estate litigation and partition actions

    14 years, 350 cases

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 nine consecutive years from 2013 to 2021.

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, California Real Property Journal of the State Bar of California, and Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine.

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, Fox News, and the Today Show, as well as in the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union Tribune, and ABC 7 News Los Angeles.

Scott’s state court experience includes the California Superior Court in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, 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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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Talkov Law Corp.
4000 MacArthur Blvd
Ste 655
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Talkov Law Corp.
10880 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1101
Los Angeles, CA, 90024
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Posted by Sherry | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Real Estate Attorney
It is no wonder Scott at Talkov Law is recognized as a Super Lawyer all these years. I hired him to handle my most difficult issues in real estate law and family law. He and his team are very professional and experienced in their domain expertise. Their assessment and knowledge of the law are rock solid. Awesome credible firm and people who go above and beyond working for clients success!
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Posted by Dee and David | August 28, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
“There is Absolutely No Better Law Firm”
"Best legal advice you can get!! Amazing team of people who are really interested in finding the best solution to your problem. Words can't explain how thankful I am to Attorney Scott Talkov, who is not only an amazing lawyer with great legal know how but is also an extremely nice person, who takes time and listens to your issues and problems to offer solutions. Every time I spoke to him he gave me the best possible advice regarding my Bankruptcy case and the confidence I needed. Thank you so so much Attorney Scott Talkov.
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Posted by Coco | August 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and knowledgeable attorney!!
I'm glad that I found Talkov Law to resolve all of the complications in my life involving real estate and family law when I was pulled into someone else's bankruptcy. They clearly explained to me the pros and cons of different strategies to resolve the disputes. I will continue to recommend them to others with similar legal issues!
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Posted by Cesar and Maria Ojeda | April 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My bankruptcy was fast and smooth
Mr Talkov helped us to promptly resolve the creditors demanding payment after our business shut down. He guided us through the process of protecting our home to ensure we have a place to live now and into the future. The bankruptcy was over in a matter of a few weeks. I'm glad our attorney had a positive relationship with the bankruptcy trustee. Thank you!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is a real asset for any business
Scott has helped with legal disputes for my business for several years. I highly recommend having access to Scott if you're a small business owner or entrepreneur. It's like having a big legal team in your back pocket, and it's there when you need it!
Posted by Paul | July 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He was all over the place
During my consult he repeatedly interrupted me, talked so fast I had to ask him to repeat himself, bounced from subject to subject. If I'm the customer/client then don't I have the right to choose how my case is handled? Not with this guy.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President / Attorney
  • Talkov Law Corp.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Shareholder / Attorney
  • Reid & Hellyer, APC
  • 2008 - 2019


  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
  • 2009
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • 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.
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  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Rising Star (2013-Present)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013


  • Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal (ABA)
  • Exposing the Myth of Mortgage Prepayment Penalties in the Aftermath of River East
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Law and Business I, Prof. George Lefcoe, University of Southern California School of Law (Sep. 25, 2014)
  • Real Estate Recording Acts
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Litigation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a smart person and even better lawyer. He is not afraid to dive into the most challenging dispute, and fight all the way through. I've referred clients to him before, and will continue to do so."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Talkov and I served on a Board together. He is awesome both in and out of the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Talkov is a good friend and an even better attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is gifted with a sharp legal acumen that is further enhanced by his tireless work ethic. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an excellent and outgoing attorney. His broad knowledge of the law, coupled with enthusiasm and drive, make him a great choice for anyone looking for a competent attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Scott personally and professionally through the local Riverside Barristers Association. He is a very intelligent lawyer with a great personality. I would not hesitate for a moment to refer any real estate issues to Scott. I highly endorse his work."
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Newport Beach Real estate Lawyer Scott H. Talkov
Scott H. Talkov
Real estate Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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