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Bradford E. Adatto decided to become a lawyer during sixth-grade Career Day, when he promised to represent his best friend, a future doctor. A few decades and many miles later, he started his own law firm that focused on representing health care and corporate clients. And yes, his best friend from sixth grade is among them.

Brad’s background is in regulatory, transactional, and securities law. Having worked in health care law his entire career, he has an in-depth knowledge of the “do’s and don’ts” of this heavily regulated industry. As the son of a medical doctor and grandson of a medical doctor and dentist, Brad has the health care industry in his blood. He enjoys helping his clients build successful businesses by showing them how to avoid legal problems, create new opportunities, develop new partnerships, and form new entities.

“I’ve always known this is what I wanted to do. To me, it’s about helping people create something they are proud of and to ensure they achieve it.”

Brad has worked with physicians, physician groups, and other medical service providers in developing ambulatory surgical centers, in-office and freestanding ancillary service facilities, and other medical joint ventures. He regularly counsels clients with respect to federal and state health care regulations that impact investments, transactions, and contract terms, including Medicare fraud and abuse, anti-trust, anti-kickback, anti-referral, and private securities laws. His extensive transactional experience includes preparing and negotiating corporate and commercial arrangements such as certificates of formation, bylaws, shareholder agreements, asset purchase agreements, physician employment agreements, recruitment agreements, and medical intellectual property mergers and acquisitions. He is also experienced in advising clients in private securities offerings, including preparing and reviewing private placement memorandum and private disclosure statements in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Brad enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his family. He is active in the health care community, and often speaks at conferences, associations, and educational events. He is also actively involved in various community and philanthropic associations, and serves as a Board Member of Carry the Load, a charitable organization founded to help veterans and their beneficiaries.

EDUCATION

Texas Christian University, B.A., 1994

Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1998

 

ADMISSIONS AND HONORS

Louisiana State Bar Admittance, 1998

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1998

U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1998

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1998

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1998

Mississippi State Bar Admittance, 2003

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2003

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2003

Texas State Bar Admittance, 2006

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Selected in D Magazine: The Best Lawyers in Dallas 2016

Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Dallas Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Dallas Bar Association, Health Law Section Board Member (Chair)

Louisiana Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Former Chair of New Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

 

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

Speaker, Entity Creation & Structure Pitfalls, Taxation and Business Planning Conference for CPAs, Dallas, TX

Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Alex Thiersch, The Legal Risks Surrounding Ownership of MedSpas, AmSpa Medical Spa Bootcamp in Dallas, Texas

Co-Speaker with Elisaveta Dolghih, Competitive Advantage – Using Corporate & IP Counsel to Creatively Navigate Corporate & IP Pitfalls in Family Law Setting, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Speaker, Buying and Selling Businesses, and Structuring the Acquisitions, CPE for CPAs Lunch and Learn, Dallas, TX

Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Alex Thiersch, The Legal Risks Surrounding Social Media Marketing, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Conference, San Diego, CA

Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Alex Thiersch, Hot Legal Trends in the Business of Aesthetics, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Conference, San Diego, CA

Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, Legal Issues for Plastic Surgeons, including, The Top 5 Risk to Plastic Surgeons, Contracts 101, and Regulatory 101, UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Department, Dallas, Texas.

Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Med Spa Rules and Regulations, AmSpa Medical Spa Boot Camp, Orlando, Florida

Speaker, Ready, Set, You’re Already Late – HIPAA Compliance For Physicians, Baylor University Medical Center’s Family Medicine Upper Level Workshop, Dallas, TX

Speaker, Entity Creation and Structure Pitfalls, CPE for CPAs Lunch and Learn, Dallas, TX

Co-Speaker with Michael S. Byrd, Med Spa Rules and Regulations, AmSpa Medical Spa Boot Camp, Dallas, TX

Speaker, Compensation and Buy Sell Planning, Baylor University Medical Center’s Family Medicine Upper Level Workshop, Dallas, TX,

Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, Hot Topics in the Practice of Medicine and Dentistry, Dallas Bar Association-Health Law Section, Dallas, TX

Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, Hot Legal Topics in Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, YPS Committee Lecture: Legal Topics in Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Speaker, Legal 101 – Preparing for Employment, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX

Co-Speaker, with Michael Byrd, Hot Topics in the Practice of Medicine and Dentistry, Dallas Bar Association-Health Law Section, Dallas, TX

Author, Representing Physicians Handbook, 4th Edition, American Health Lawyers Association

Co-Speaker, with Leiza Dolgigh of Godwin, P.C., Using Corporate Counsel to Creatively Navigate Corporate Structures, Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, Dallas, TX

Speaker, National Health Care Reform Impact On Physician Practices, American Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Speaker, National Health Care Reform Impact On Physician Practices, Senior Resident Conference of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, Chicago, IL

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, The HRSouthwest Conference – Health Care Forum, Ft. Worth, TX

Speaker, National Health Care Reform Webinar 3 Part Series, Resourcing Edge Inc.

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, Resourcing Edge Inc. Annual Client Conference, Addison, TX

Speaker, Escape from New York–How to Escape the Attacks from Patients, Partners and Government in Today’s Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Conference, Manhattan, NY

Author and Editor, Representing Physicians Handbook, 3rd Edition, American Health Lawyers Association

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

Speaker, Compliance with HIPAA & Texas Medical Privacy Act, Jefferson Physician Group, Dallas, TX

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, Resourcing Edge Inc. Client Conference, Arlington, TX

Speaker, Tips to Maximize the Value of Your Practice, Dental Roundtable Lunch, Dallas, TX

Speaker, Legal 101: Preparing for Private Practice, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Dallas, TX

Speaker, Tips to Maximize the Value of Your Practice, Texas ASC Society Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

Speaker, Legal Update–The Impact on ASCs, Texas ASC Society, Houston, TX

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, North Texas Paralegal Group Association, Dallas, TX

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, Jefferson Physician Group Quarterly Conference, Dallas, TX

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Conference, Austin, TX

Speaker, The Hospital Relationship, Genesis Physicians Group, Dallas, TX

Speaker, National Health Care Reform, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Author and Editor, Representing Physicians Handbook, 2nd Edition, American Health Lawyers Association

Speaker, Legal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice, UT Southwestern Medical School Plastic Surgery Department

Speaker, Strategic Growth for Physician’s Practice, North Texas Asian American Physician Association

Speaker, Adjunct Assistant Professor, gratis, Louisiana State University, School of Public Health and University of New Orleans, School of Business. Instructed Master in Public Health and Master in Business Administration candidates on Fraud and Abuse in the Health Care Sector

Editor, Representing Physicians Handbook, American Health Lawyers Association