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Anti-SLAPP Can Be Used to Strike “Mixed Conduct” Claims [Baral v. Schnitt (2016) 1 Cal. 5th 376]

California’s Anti-SLAPP History Like 28 other US states, California has enacted an anti-SLAPP statute in its Code of Civil Procedure. The statute states that “[a] cause of action against a person arising from any act of that person in furtherance of the person’s right of petition or free speech under the United States Constitution or … Read More

Bankruptcy Trustee Objection to Hiring Counsel Talkov Law

Bankruptcy Trustee Application to Employ Counsel Must Show Benefit the Estate [11 USC 327(a)]

Objections to a Bankruptcy Trustee Hiring a Lawyer There is a common myth that an objection to a bankruptcy trustee’s application to employ an attorney (counsel) is only proper if the attorney is not “disinterested,” a concept similar to being conflicted out of the case. In other words, many believe that not having an interest … Read More

Selling a Home with a Lien Talkov Law California Real Estate Lawyer

5 Tricks to Selling a House With a Lien or Judgment

Can You Sell Property with a Lien or Judgment? Purchasing or selling a house is one of the biggest (and usually most expensive) events in a person’s life. This exciting time can be quickly dampened by one thing: a lien. Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is extremely important to ensure that … Read More

ABC 7 Commercial Landlord Tenant Attorney Story Talkov Law

ABC 7 Quotes Talkov Law on COVID-19 Commercial Landlord Tenant Issues

Talkov Law’s President and Founding Attorney Scott Talkov recently spoke with ABC 7 Eyewitness News about the economic hardships that commercial tenants face during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACB 7’s story documents a Polish restaurant owner’s struggle to pay rent amid various Los Angeles COVID-19 restrictions and lack of government financial assistance. ABC 7 reached out … Read More

LA Lawyer Magazine Scott Talkov Homestead Exemption Article

LA County Bar Features Homestead Exemption Article Co-Authored by Talkov Law

The expert panel of legal professionals at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) recently reached out to Talkov Law’s founder and lead attorney Scott Talkov and co-author Ed Hays to publish their article in the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine on the newly expanded California homestead exemption. The article, entitled “Protecting the Old Homestead,” is … Read More

Partition Action Terms Glossary Talkov Law

The Ultimate Glossary of Partition Action Terms

A partition action is the only court-ordered process to separate joint owners’ respective interests in California real estate. This process can be long, tedious, and difficult, but the attorneys at Talkov Law are here to help. They have provided this glossary of important partition terms to help you better understand the complicated legal vocabulary surrounding … Read More

CCP 873.740 Hearing, Increased Offer, Action by Court Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.740 CCP – Hearing; Increased Offer; Action by Court (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.740 is the California partition statute that provides the court with options at a partition sale hearing under California Code of Civil Procedure 873.730 when a bidder (overbidder) makes an increased offer that exceeds the current sales prices. The statute provides that: (a) If at the hearing under Section 873.730 … Read More

CCP 873.730 Hearing, Confirmation of Sale, New Sale Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.730 CCP – Hearing; Confirmation of Sale; New Sale (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.730 is the California partition statute that explains how a court addresses a partition sale confirmation pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure 873.720. The statute provides that: (a) At the hearing, the court shall examine the report and witnesses in relation to the report. (b) The court may confirm … Read More

CCP 872.420 Lien claim; Date; Amount Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.420 CCP – Lien Claim; Date; Amount (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.420 is the California partition statute that specifies what must be disclosed in an answer when a defendant has or claims a lien on a property. The statute provides that: Where the defendant has or claims a lien on the property, the answer shall set forth the date and character … Read More

CCP 873.620 Sale of Property Separately or as a Unit Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.620 CCP – Sale of Property Separately or as Unit (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.620 is the California partition statute that provides for the preference for the sale of property in distinct lots over selling as a unit . The statute provides that: (a) Unless the interests and rights of the parties will be materially prejudiced thereby, the court shall order that distinct lots … Read More

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