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Tracy Averett Morganti

Public Finance Team Leader

Tracy Averett Morganti joined Adams and Reese in 2007 and is a Partner and Public Finance Practice Team Leader, concentrating on the areas of state, and local government, economic development, higher education and health care financing.

Tracy serves as bond counsel and issuer’s counsel to various state agencies, government entities and public trusts, and as underwriter’s counsel for various investment banking firms. Additionally, she serves as letter of credit counsel to banks in connection with credit enhancement for taxable and tax-exempt financings. She has greatly contributed to the firm's public finance practice with her underwriter's counsel knowledge and brought to the firm experience in health care and higher education finance.

Her significant contributions include:

  • Structuring a complicated lease financing arrangement that enabled Louisiana State University and Tiger Athletic Foundation to construct the East Side Upper Deck and Tiger Den Suites at LSU's Tiger Stadium. This financing was innovative, and touted nationally as an example for financing major college sports facilities.
  • Serving as chairperson of the Government and Public Law section of the Louisiana State Bar Association from 2003-2007, and served as its Vice Chair from 2001-2003. 
  •  Earning Partnership at three major law firms throughout her career - Long Law Firm, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips and Adams and Reese.
  • Alumni of Leadership Louisiana Class of 2009.

In the community and in her professional service, Tracy serves on the Board of Directors of Yelp! BR, which is the nonprofit entity that is working to make Baton Rouge a "no kill" community. This is a cause about which she is extremely passionate. Yelp is a subsidiary of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and works with East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Humane Society of Baton Rouge as the dog adoption arm. 

Tracy is Baton Rouge-educated, earning her J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University in 1992, where she was on the Chancellor’s List. In 1988, she graduated from Louisiana State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also completed undergraduate studies at West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia, where she was selected for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta National Freshman Women's Honor Society and Phi Sigma Iota National Foreign Language Honor Society.

In her spare time, Tracy likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, snow ski and exercise.