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Tammy B. Scelfo


Tammy Scelfo is a partner in the Lafayette office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2020 and practices with the business, corporate and real estate group. She is one of Acadiana’s leading business attorneys, assisting clients with all manner of corporate entity formations, commercial loan transactions, real estate matters, title issuance, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures.

Tammy represents borrowers as well as lenders in matters involving financing projects including real estate development and construction, vessel construction and equipment and inventory and accounts receivable-based lending and borrowing. She also represents real estate developers in a wide array of projects and handles the negotiation and documentation of real estate transactions, including sales and leasing, as well as the issuance of title insurance.

Her practice includes representation of business owners in the formation and restructuring of business entities, counseling clients in relation to general business matters, negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, as well as representation of both purchasers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions.

In addition, Tammy has experience in healthcare industry transactions, regulatory advice and contracts, including but not limited to physician recruitment agreements, physician employment agreements, sales of practices, advice regarding physicians departing practice groups, non-compete agreements, mergers and acquisitions of hospitals, business formation, fraud and abuse issues, and general healthcare matters.

Tammy is recognized as a 2023 and 2024 Top Lawyer by Acadiana Profile.


Tammy earned her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1988. She earned her J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1993, where she was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and Order of the Coif.

  • Admitted, Louisiana; Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
  • United Way of Acadiana - Women United
Articles, Publications and Presentations
  • Lose the Race to the Courthouse and a Good Deed Done Shall Be Your Only Reward: Fifth Circuit Bars Recovery for Whistleblowers in Qui Tam Suit, Louisiana Law Review Lagniappe, October 23, 2014
Community Service
  • Member, Lafayette Bar Association Committees: Wellness Committee, Community Engagement Committee, and Membership Committee
  • Member, Urban Revitalization and Development Committee for Lafayette