Scott Talkov

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Newport Beach, California

Talkov Law
Scott Talkov
Talkov Law

Practice Areas: Real Estate

Licensed in California since: 2009

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
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Talkov Law

4000 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 655
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: 949-888-8800 Email: Scott Talkov Visit website


Scott Talkov is the Founder and Managing Partner of Talkov Law, a firm specializing in real estate partition actions and litigation throughout California.

Scott has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for nine consecutive years from 2013 to 2021. 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. He has been quoted by the Real Deal Los Angeles, is listed in the U.S. News Lawyer Directory powered by Best Lawyers, and is a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Scott was twice elected as President of a Barristers' (young attorney) association in California and has served on the board of multiple bar associations. Scott founded the firm after serving as a partner at a California law firm.

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 legal issues.

Scott has been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC 7, and KCAL 9, as well as the Los Angeles Times, Press-Enterprise, San Diego Union Tribune, LA Weekly, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino Sun, Redlands Daily Facts, Vice, Arizona Republic, Washington Examiner, The Coast News Group, and Los Cerritos Community News.

Scott’s state court experience includes the California Superior Court in counties in the state, as well as the California Court of Appeal. His federal court experience includes every district court in California, along with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

First Admitted: 2009, California

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Educational Background:
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (2004)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1999
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • ASUCR Legal Clinic, Assistant Director & Former Director, 2010
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
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Real Estate

Office location for Scott Talkov

4000 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 655
Newport Beach, CA 92660


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021

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