Alex R. Thiersch’s entrepreneurial spirit has helped him create his own path in business and health care. While building his legal practice in business and employment law, Alex identified a specific need for legal compliance education in the aesthetic market. He founded the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), a trade group that provides legal and business resources for medical spas and medical aesthetic practices throughout the United States. With over 3,000 members, AmSpa is one of the fastest growing and most sought-after resources in the aesthetic industry, and its website receives over 30,000 visits a month.

Alex is a prolific speaker, lecturing throughout the world on aesthetic regulations and compliance issues. He crossed paths with Michael Byrd several times at medical conferences, and it did not take long for the attorneys at ByrdAdatto (and Alex) to see a natural fit for Alex to join ByrdAdatto. Alex is now the managing partner for ByrdAdatto’s Chicago office.

Alex’s law practice focuses on representing plastic surgeons, medical spas, and aesthetic practices in business and compliance matters. He also contributes to a variety of industry and consumer publications and websites on medical spa legalities and medical spa best practices.

Alex enjoys spending time at his Chicago home with his wife and eight pets (five dogs and three cats).

 

EDUCATION

University of Iowa, B.A. (1997)

DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2001)

 

ADMISSIONS 

Illinois State Bar

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Illinois State Bar Association

American Med Spa Association, Founder/Director

 

MEDIA

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-Speaker with Dr. Stanley Kovak, Core to Floor, BTL webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Patrick O’Brien, PPP Progress and Updates, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Cathy Christensen, Where to Focus Your Time Now to Make Your Medical Spa Thrive When You Re-Open, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, Business Funding Through the CARES Act, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, The Top Ten Legal Mistakes Practices Make and How to Avoid Them, Miami Cosmetic Surgery
  • Speaker, Cybersecurity and Legal, Miami Cosmetic Surgery
  • Panelist with Michael Byrd, Brad Adatto, Jay Reyero and Patrick O’Brien, Legal Panel: The Houston Med Spa Arrests- What Happened and What Does it Mean for your Medical Spa?, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Florida Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Orlando
  • Panelist with Sam Pondrom and Jeff Segal, Panel: Legal Hot Topics in Aesthetic Medicine, Global Aesthetics Conference
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, New York Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp New York
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto, Texas Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Washington Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Seattle
  • Speaker, Georgia Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Atlanta
  • Speaker, The Medi-Spa Explosion And The Pros And Cons Of Adding A Med Spa to Your Practice, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery
  • Speaker, The ABC’s Of Aesthetic Law, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery
  • Speaker, Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Breaching HIPPA, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, North Carolina Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp North Carolina
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Illinois Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Chicago
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, California Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Los Angeles
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Florida Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Orlando
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Tennessee Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Nashville
  • Speaker, Top 5 Reasons You’re Going to Get Investigated, International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
  • Speaker, How and Why a Medical Spa Should Work With a Plastic Surgeon, International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
  • Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, Massachusetts Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Boston
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto, Texas Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Texas Med Spa Law: An Overview, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, Building Leaders from Scratch – How Today’s Leaders Will Shape Tomorrow’s $10 Billion Medical Spa Market, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Hawaii
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, All Star Legal Forum, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Colorado Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Colorado
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, Utilizing Non-Physician Providers: Who Can Do What, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Speaker, Want to Open a Medical Spa But Not a Physician? The Answer is M-S-O, American Med Spa Association
  • Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, Legal Issues You Don’t Even Realize You Need to Know, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, The Law, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Los Angeles
  • Speaker, What to Do if Your State Board Comes Knocking, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Speaker, Medical Spas: Multiple Locations and Franchising Panel Discussion, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Speaker, Medical Aesthetics Leaders: Lessons I’ve Learned – Panel Discussion, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Panelist with Michael Byrd and Renee Coover, How Medical Spas Can Successfully Partner with Plastic Surgeons Panel Discussion, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Speaker, Should My Providers Be Employees or Independent Contractors?, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, What Full Practice Authority Means for Illinois Nurse Practitioners in Medical Spas, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Georgia, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Atlanta
  • Speaker, Computer Hacking and Ransom & The Top 5 Pieces of Legal Advice to Protect You Aesthetics Practice, Global Aesthetics Conference
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Illinois, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Chicago
  • Speaker, The Medical Spa ABC’s, Face and Body Southeast
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in California, American Med Spa Boot Camp San Jose
  • Speaker, Learn What it Takes to Legally Open and Operate A Medical Spa, Face & Body Northern California Summit
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Texas, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto, The Legal Risk Surrounding Aesthetic Practices, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in New York, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp New York
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto, Hot Legal Trends in the Business of Aesthetics, The Aesthetic Meeting
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in California, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Los Angeles
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Illinois, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Chicago
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Florida, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Orlando
  • Speaker, Legal Issues in your Medical Aesthetics Practice, Advanced Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dermatology Symposium
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, The Proper and Legal Ways to Form and Own Medical Spas, Face & Body Midwest
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Texas, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Co-Speaker with Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto, The Legal Risks Surrounding Social Media Marketing, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Conference
  • Speaker, The Legal Truth Behind Responding to Patient Reviews, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference
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