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Travis A. Beaton

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Travis Beaton is a Member of the Firm's Business Section. Mr. Beaton's principal areas of practice include all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, leasing, land use, finance, and general corporate matters. His experience includes representation of clients in connection with purchase and sale agreements, acquisitions and dispositions of real property, negotiated asset purchases, financing transactions, title and survey matters, commercial and retail leases, real estate development, and general commercial contracts. Mr. Beaton is also a licensed title insurance producer in the State of Louisiana, and an authorized agent for several title insurance underwriters. As a member of the Firm's title agency, Capdevielle Title Corporation, Mr. Beaton's extensive familiarity with title matters is a key component of his routine handling of estate transactions involving all types of properties, including multi-family residential, industrial, hospitality-based, mixed-use, apartment complexes, office buildings, luxury retail, shopping centers, and convenience centers. Mr. Beaton also has substantial experience with specialized telecommunication facilities leases, easements and related agreements, and frequently assists clients with federal trademark applications and registrations.

Mr. Beaton earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Japanese. He earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School, graduating magna cum laude. While at Tulane, Mr. Beaton served as a Notes & Comments Editor for the Tulane Law Review, and as a Senior Fellow for the Legal Research & Writing Department. During law school, Mr. Beaton also served as an extern for Judge Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was awarded an academic scholarship, as well as the CALI Award for Excellence in Louisiana Successions, Donations & Trusts.

Mr. Beaton is a member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation's Development Committee, and has been a member of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section since 2015, currently serving as a co-editor of the Section's Probate & Property Magazine and the Chair of the Retail Leasing Committee, and was a past vice-chair of the Commercial Real Estate Transactions' Group's committee on Easements, Conditions, and Restrictions. Mr. Beaton frequently authors articles and prepares presentations relating to real property issues for various organizations and publications, and has been annually recognized by Best Lawyers for his work with Business Organizations, Corporate Law, and Real Estate law since 2021, and recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Real Estate since 2020.


  • Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch"
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2021-2022
  • CALI Award for Excellence: Louisiana Successions, Donations, and Trusts
  • Academic Scholarship

Classes & Seminars

  • 13th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults, and Collections Seminar: “Lease Agreements, Tenant Issues, and Documentation” (SES Sterling Education Services, December 2016) (prepared and presented seminar)
  • “Historical Titles – Part II: Batture History & Title Issues” (Louisiana Land Title Association Presentation, December 2016) (prepared and moderated presentation
  • “Historical Titles – Part II: Railroad History & Title Issues” (Louisiana Land Title Association Presentation, December 2016) (prepared and moderated presentation)
  • “Toiling in the Vineyards of Real Estate and Finance: A Vintage Blend of Recent Legal Updates” (Louisiana State Bar Association CLE Presentation, March 2016) (prepared presentation)
  • “Title Insurance and the Commercial Real Estate Transaction: What You Need to Know” (Louisiana Land Title Association Presentation, December 2015) (prepared and assisted in presentation)
  • “Sovereigns, Surveys, and State Land Office: Supplemental Sources of Private Land Titles in Louisiana” (Louisiana Land Title Association Presentation, December 2015) (prepared and assisted in presentation)
  • “Keeping the ‘Pro’ in Professionalism” (New Orleans Bar Association CLE Presentation, December 2015) (prepared presentation)
  • The TRIA’s Reauthorization and What it Means for the Real Estate Industry, American Bar Association, Business Law Today, Volume 24, Issue 7, March 2015 (co-author)
  • “More Than the Minimum: Aspiring to Standards of Professionalism” (New Orleans Bar Association CLE Presentation, December 2014) (co-author)
  • Railroad Rights of Way Issues in the Face of High Speed Rail (American Bar Association, Real Property Trusts & Estates Section 31st Annual National CLE Conference, Boston, MA, May 10, 2019) (prepared and presented CLE seminar)
  • “Lease or Cell: 21st Century Legal Issues in Leases and Easements for Cell Tower Facilities” (American Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section’s 32nd Annual RPTE National CLE Conference, May 14, 2020 (prepared and co-presented CLE Seminar)

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Development Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estates Law, Commercial Real Estate Transaction Committee: Easements, Covenants & Restrictions Subcommittee, Vice Chair
  • Probate & Property Magazine, Associate Editor

Published Works

  • Practical Points From Practitioners: “Federal Court Ruling Holds Pipeline Operators Liable for Damages to Wetlands,” Probate & Property, Volume 32, No.5, September/October 2018.
  • Tacit v. Statutory Dedication and Preservation of the Entirety of a Servitude, La. Bar J., Vol. 63, No. 6, Mar./Apr., 2016
  • Elwood F. Cahill, Jr. and Travis A. Beaton have co-authored "The TRIA's Reauthorization and What It Means for the Real Estate Industry" for the ABA’s “Business Law Today” Section, Business Law Today, Volume 24, Issue 7, 2015
  • Elwood F. Cahill, Jr. and Travis A. Beaton have co-authored "Sifting Through the Ruins, Advising Clients in A Post-Disaster Settlement", GPSOLO, Volume 33, Number 2, 2016
  • Staying on Track with Trains and Title Issues: Ownership and Use of American Railroad Rights-of-Way, Probate and Property, Volume 33, No. 6 Nov./Dec., 2019
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Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Property & Leasing


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Major: International Studies
    • Minor: Japanese

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2014