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As the son of a doctor and entrepreneur, Michael S. Byrd has a personal connection to both business and medicine. As the father of five, he has learned the importance of listening closely and thinking creatively.

Michael has blended these life experiences to become a leading advocate for doctors and dentists throughout the United States. He routinely lectures at continuing medical education seminars on the various business and legal issues that medical professionals face. Outside of health care, Michael has used these same skills to handle sensitive and complicated business matters for entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, CPAs, high net worth individuals, and public figures.

“The two keys to providing our clients a different attorney experience are that we listen carefully and think creatively.”

With his background as both a litigator and transactional attorney, Michael brings a comprehensive perspective to business and health care issues. He has been named to Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thompson Reuters, for multiple years (2009-2016) and recognized as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2013, 2016).

Michael enjoys serving at his church, hunting, fishing, tennis and outdoor activities. He is also active on the Board of Directors of the LEAP Foundation, an organization that provides pro bono medical services to those in need.

 

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1992; Dean’s List

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1995; Associate Editor, Law Review

 

ADMISSIONS AND HONORS

Texas State Bar Admittance, 1995

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1998

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2003

Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2009, 2010)

Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thompson Reuters (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Selected in D Magazine: The Best Lawyers in Dallas (2013, 2016)

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Superb Rating (9.6/10.0), Avvo

Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Dallas Bar Association

Board Member of LEAP Foundation

 

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

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

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

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

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

Speaker, Legal Issues in the Digital Age, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, NV

Co-Speaker, with Bradford Adatto, “Hot Topics in the Practice of Medicine and Dentistry”, Dallas Bar Association- Health Law Section, Dallas, TX

Speaker, Contracting-From the Employee’s side, Webinar for Young Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Speaker, How to Safeguard your Practice from Vultures from Circling Overhead, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium

Speaker, HIPAA Compliance Plans, Webinar for EHR 2.0

Guest Lecturer, Practice Administration course, Baylor College of Dentistry

Speaker, Obamacare and How it Will Impact our Practices, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium

Speaker, Professional Skills Overview, St. Jude’s Medical National Neuromodulation 201 Fellows Program

Speaker, How Health Reform will Impact Your Practice, Baylor University Medical Center

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

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

Speaker, Contracts 101, ASPS Senior Residents Conference, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Speaker, Litigation Risks in the Business of Medicine, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS) Annual Meeting

Speaker, Choice of Entity: Corporate Law, Advanced Paralegal Seminar, Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

Speaker, Business and Contracting Strategies for Entering Private Practice, Senior Residents Conference, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Speaker, Asset Protection Planning and Litigation Risk, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS)

Speaker, Maximizing the Worth of Your Practice, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

News Interview, Worker’s Compensation Rulings, The Weight Loss Surgery Channel

News Interview, Health Care Reform, The Plastic Surgery Channel, Health Care

News Interview, Plastic Surgery Tax, The Plastic Surgery Channel, Health Care

Speaker, Legal Secrets: Planning to Maximize the Value of Your Practice, Practice Forum: Strategies for Today’s Aesthetic Practice, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Speaker and Author, Business Organizations, Dallas City Attorney’s Office Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar