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Scott Talkov

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Scott Talkov is a Shareholder in the Riverside office of Reid & Hellyer, one of the Inland Empire's oldest law firms. He joined Reid & Hellyer in 2009 after serving as a Summer Law Clerk with the firm in 2008. The emphasis of his practice is in real estate, business and bankruptcy litigation.

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

Scott is 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.

Scott has appeared in California Superior Courts 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). His federal court experience includes the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California as well as 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.

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California, 2009
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 2009
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2016

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate Litigation
    • Real Estate Financing and Trust Deed Litigation
    • Title Disputes
    • Partition Actions
    • Commercial Landlord/Tenant
    • Misrepresentation, Nondisclosure, Fraud and Negligence in Sales and Leases
  • Business and Civil Litigation
    • Breach of Contract and Business Disputes
    • Corporate Litigation, including Alter-Ego Disputes
    • Debt Collection and Creditor Rights
    • Media Litigation, including Newspaper of General Circulation Adjudications
    • Agent, Broker, and Independent Contractor Disputes
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
    • Representation of Trustees, Creditors and Debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Bankruptcies
    • Asset Exemption, Objection to Claims, Plan Objections and Relief from Stay
    • Adversaries and Contested Matters, including Non-Dischargeability Litigation, Motions to Dismiss and Involuntary Bankruptcies
    • Appeals to the Ninth Circuit and Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel

Published Works:

Published & Unpublished Decisions:

Honors and Awards

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer, Real Estate Law and Business I, Prof. George Lefcoe, University of Southern California School of Law (2014, 2015)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Riverside County Barristers Association, President (2011-12 & 2014-15), Board of Directors (2010-16)
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum, Board Member (2014-Present) & Member (2013-Present)
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2011-12 & 2014-15)
  • Pick Group of Riverside Young Professionals, Member
  • National Eagle Scout Association, Member