Talin is a partner and founding member of Yacoubian & Powell LLP. Talin began her career as an extern for United States District Court Judge Dickran Tevrizian (Ret.). She then joined the well known Christensen Firm. At Christensen, while Talin gained particular experience in federal and state environmental litigation, including CEQA litigation, she also practiced extensively in other litigation areas, including antitrust, corporate law, civil rights, employment law, real estate, construction, entertainment and intellectual property.
In 2000, Talin joined the law firm of Gallagher and Gallagher, and concentrated her practice in the environmental area. While there, she represented one of the largest solid waste companies in California, and she was trial counsel in a multi-party toxic tort matter involving odor nuisance from a composting facility. Talin was also integral in the negotiation and settlement of the Iron Mountain Mine Superfund site on behalf of the State of California, which settled for over One Hundred Fifty Million Dollars and required the drafting of numerous settlement documents including the Consent Decree, Statement of Work, Trust Agreement, and a new Insurance Instrument.
In 2002, Talin left Gallagher and Gallagher to open her own practice, Yacoubian Law Offices, P.C. (“YLO”) where she represented clients in transactional, environmental, healthcare, intellectual property and business litigation matters. At YLO, Talin served as General Counsel to a conglomerate with interests in renewable energy, oil, and conservation. In that capacity, she actively engaged in evaluating prospective investments in the United States, Europe and Asia, conducted due diligence for acquisitions, managed employee and personnel legal issues and was involved in multiple disputes arising as a matter of course in the operation of any international business. Talin’s solid litigation background coupled with her transactional skills makes her a powerful resource for the Firm’s clients.
Talin received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pomona College, and her Juris Doctorate from the George Washington National Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Talin is a frequent speaker both nationally and internationally and is active in a number of civic, bar, and charitable organizations.