During the 19th Annual Eminent Domain SuperConference in Austin, Jackson Walker partner Noah Galton, along with Nicholas Laurent of Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, delivered a presentation on key issues and developments related to utility easement acquisitions in Texas. Held on Monday, February 10, 2020, the presentation focused on the ability to upgrade utilities pursuant to old easements, the admissibility of tax-related issues in condemnation trials, and novel evidentiary issues pertaining to eminent domain, including issues relating to the use of drones and viewshed analyses.
Presented by CLE International’s Eminent Domain Institute, the two-day Eminent Domain Conference welcomed more than 150 leaders in the eminent domain field, as speakers presented timely and relevant topics with a focus on Texas law and policy.
Noah Galton is a partner in the Austin office of Jackson Walker, where he focuses on commercial litigation, including eminent domain, real estate litigation, and general business litigation. Noah has extensive experience assisting a wide array of condemning authorities with large-scale land acquisition projects aimed at expanding critical infrastructure throughout the state of Texas, including electricity providers, oil/gas midstream companies, railroads, municipal utility districts, municipalities, and independent school districts. Since receiving his license in 2011, Noah has prosecuted numerous lawsuits to jury verdict and has appeared in dozens of special commissioners’ hearings across the state.
Noah received a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2011. In 2019, Mr. Galton was named a Fellow to the Texas Bar Foundation, as well as a “Rising Star” in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.