Scott Talkov

Scott Talkov

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Riverside, CA

Talkov Law
 | 2900 Adams St, Ste C225
Riverside, CA 92504
Phone: 951-888-3300
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Scott Talkov is the Founder of Talkov Law where the emphasis of his practice is in real estate, business and bankruptcy litigation. Scott founded the firm after becoming the youngest partner after six years of practice at Reid & Hellyer, APC, a law firm dating back to 1897, where Scott worked for the first decade of his legal career.

    Scott was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

    Scott is a Past-President of the Riverside County Barristers (Young Attorneys’) Association and an Officer in the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum. He is also active in the Pick Group of Young Professionals and Riverside County Bar Association.

    Scott graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he sat on 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.  Active in student government at both campuses, UCSB awarded Scott the University Service Award for exemplary campus leadership.

    Scott has 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.

    About Scott Talkov

    Admitted: 2009, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Eagle Scout, Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1999

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Real Estate Broker, California Bureau of Real Estate, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum, Board Member (2014-Present), 2014
    • Riverside County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2011-12, 2014-15) and Member (2009-Present), 2009
    • Riverside County Barristers Association, President (2011-12, 2014-15) & Board Member (2010-Present), 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • ASUCR Legal Clinic, Assistant Director & Former Director, 2010

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • RAM Pizza vs Garcia (In re Garcia), Chapter 11; $1,000,000 settlement of a bankruptcy adversary alleging fraudulent transfer. Settlement paid in full., 2015
    • Eleiwa v. Whitmore (In re Eleiwa): Representation of Chapter 7 Trustee; finding that debtor was not entitled to homestead exemption affirmed on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.  , 2013
    • Matthew Banks Ashworth v. Kathryn Ehrgott (In re Matthew Banks Ashworth): Representation of creditor in non-dischargeability action; affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel., 2013
    • In re Matthew Banks Ashworth, No. 8:11-bk-10946-RK, 2012 Bankr. Lexis 4563 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Oct. 1, 2012). Client (ex-wife) filed claim for alimony of $1,500 per month payable over 17 years. Chapter 13 debtor (ex-husband) objected, claiming alimony was disguised property settlement of $10M civil suit for intra-marital transmission of sexually transmitted disease. Objection overruled. Debtor lacked evidence that the parties intended anything other than support on the date of the marital dissolution as required by the controlling precedent of Friedkin v. Sternberg (In re Sternberg), 85 F.3d 1400 (9th Cir. 1996)., 2012

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (2004)

    Industry Groups

    • Business
    • Real Estate
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    Office Location for Scott Talkov

    2900 Adams St
    Ste C225
    Riverside, CA 92504

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    Last Updated: 3/9/2020

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