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 (2009-2020) and recognized as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2013, 2016-2019).

Michael enjoys serving at his church, hunting, fishing, tennis and outdoor activities. He is also Chairman of 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., Dean’s List (1992)

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

 

ADMISSIONS

Texas State Bar

New York State Bar

Pennsylvania State Bar

New Jersey State Bar

Ohio State Bar

 

HONORS

Selected in D Magazine: The Best Lawyers in Dallas (2013, 2016-2020)

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

Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thompson Reuters (2011-2019)

Top Rated Lawyer by the Dallas Morning News (2016)

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Superb Rating, Avvo

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Dallas Bar Association

Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation

Chairman of the Board of Directors – LEAP Global Missions

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

MEDIA

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker, The Big Five – What a Physician Should Know About Their Employment Agreement, California Society for Plastic Surgeons Resident Day
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Holding up a Mirror to Your Business: Exposing Your Liability Risk Through A Practice Assessment (2 Part Series), American Educational Institute
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, The Big Five – What a Provider Should Know About Their Employment Agreement, American Educational Institute
  • Speaker, The Anatomy of an Enforceable Non-Compete, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Other Updates, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Matthew Vuckovich, Contracts 101, Stanford University School of Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program
  • Co-Speaker with Matthew Vuckovich, Contracts 101, Brown University Orthopedic Residency Program
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, PPP Update: Forgiveness Rules, IRS Rulings, and Moving Targets, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Phasing-In – Reopening Your Medical Practice, Association of Dermatology Administrators and Managers
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Risk of Re-Opening for Texas Medical Spas, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Renee Coover, Re-opening Toolkit for Medical Spas, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Weekly PPP Update: Program Refunded, Loan Forgiveness, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch and Patrick O’Brien, PPP Progress and Updates, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, PPP Progress and Other COVID-19 Updates, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, Dropping the Mic-
    Practice Wind Down, American Society of Plastic Surgeons webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, The CARES Stimulus and Medspas, MSOs, and Independent Contractors, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, Medical Spa Rules & Regulations, American Med Spa Association Virtual Boot Camp
  • Co-Speaker with Nicole Chiaramonte and Ben Hernandez, The Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of MSOs, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Jay Reyero, Legal 201: Patient Privacy; Medical Spa Advertising; Kickbacks and Compensation; Dealing with an Angry Patient; and Social Media Law, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Alex Thiersch, 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
  • Speaker, The Law: Growing Your Practice in Compliance, American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine- World Congress
  • Speaker, Contract Review, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Speaker, The Big Five – What a Provider Should Know About Their Employment Agreement, University of Southern California Resident Lecture
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Preparing for Retirement: Late Career Practice Boot Camp, American Society of Plastic Surgeons- Plastic Surgery The Meeting
  • Speaker, Medical Spa: Is This for Me?, American Society of Plastic Surgeons- Plastic Surgery The Meeting
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Alex Thiersch, Texas Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Speaker, The Legal Structure of an Aesthetic Practice, The Aesthetic Show
  • Speaker, Who Can Do What? Basics of Supervision and Delegation In An Aesthetic Medical Practice, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Why Do I Have to See the Patient First for Non-Invasive Treatments?, American Society of Plastic Surgeons- The Aesthetic Meeting
  • Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, California Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Los Angeles
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Preparing for the Business Side of Medicine, UT Southwestern Professional Day
  • Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, This Name’s Taken: The Importance of Trademark Law in Your Practice, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Renee Coover, Who Can Do What? Basics of Supervision and Delegation in a Medical Spa, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, MSO Structure: How Can a Non-physician Own a Medical Spa Legally?, American Med Spa Association- Med Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Laws and Regulations in the Medical Spa Industry: What You Need to Know, American Med Spa Association- Med Spa Show
  • Speaker, Basics of a Medical Director Contract, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Speaker, Using Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements to Protect Your Medspa, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Contracts 101 – Evaluating Your Employment Opportunities, International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, The Devil’s in the Details: Compensation Models and Contracts, American Society of Plastic Surgeons- Plastic Surgery The Meeting
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Late Career Practice Boot Camp, American Society of Plastic Surgeons- Plastic Surgery The Meeting
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Malpractice and the Ripple Effects – Proactive Steps to Manage Your Risk, International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
  • Speaker, Reboot Your Practice: A Practice Management Workshop, American Society of Plastic Surgeons- Plastic Surgery The Meeting
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Alex Thiersch, Texas Rules and Regulations a MedSpa Owner Must Consider, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Speaker, Texas Med Spa Law: An Overview, American Med Spa Association
  • Speaker, Who Can Do What? Basics of Med Spa Supervision and Delegation, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Bala Mohan, Protect Your Brand – The Basics of Trademarks, American Med Spa Association webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Utilizing Non-Physician Providers: Who Can Do What, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Speaker, Retirement Planning – Building Value from a Clinical and Business Perspective, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Preparing for the Business Side of Medicine, UT Southwestern Resident Professional Day
  • Speaker, Can You Own a Medical Spa Without Being a Doctor? The Answer is MSOs, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch and Renee Coover, How Medical Spas Can Successfully Partner with Plastic Surgeons Panel Discussion, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, The Legal Landscape of the Medical Spa Industry, American Med Spa Association- Medical Spa Show
  • Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero and Brad Adatto, Hot Topics in the Business of Medicine & Dentistry, Dallas Bar Association- Health Law Section
  • Speaker, Looking to Join a New Practice: The Various Stages; Bringing on an Associate/Joining a Practice, American Society of Plastic Surgeons- Plastic Surgery- The Meeting
  • Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in California, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp San Jose
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Hot Topics in the Business of Medicine & Dentistry, Dallas Bar Association- Health Law Section
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Alex Thiersch, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Texas, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Alex Thiersch, The Legal Risk Surrounding Aesthetic Practices, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Alex Thiersch, Hot Legal Trends in the Business of Aesthetics, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Annual Conference
  • Co-Speaker with Alex Thiersch, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in California, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Los Angeles
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Business of Plastic Surgery, Regulatory 101, Contract 101, Your Practice, UT Southwestern Resident Professional Day
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Alex Thiersch, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Texas, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Dallas
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Speaker, Legal Issues in the Digital Age, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • 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
  • 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, Retirement Planning – Building Value from a Clinical and Business Perspective, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • 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
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, and Alex Thiersch, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Texas, American Med Spa Boot Camp Dallas
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, and Alex Thiersch, The Legal Risks Surrounding Social Media Marketing, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Conference
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Hot Legal Topics in Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 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
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Young Plastic Surgeons Committee Lecture: Legal Topics in Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Meeting
  • Speaker, Contracting-From the Employee’s Side, Young Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Plastic Surgeons webinar
  • Speaker, How to Safeguard your Practice from Vultures Circling Overhead, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium
  • Speaker, HIPAA Compliance Plans, EHR 2.0 webinar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Hot Topics in the Practice of Medicine and Dentistry, Dallas Bar Association-Health Law Section
  • Guest Lecturer, Practice Administration Course, Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Speaker, How Health Reform Will Impact Your Practice, Baylor University Medical Center
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, 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, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference
  • Speaker, Litigation Risks in the Business of Medicine, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 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
  • Speaker, Asset Protection Planning and Litigation Risk, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Speaker, Maximizing the Worth of Your Practice, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Co Speaker with James Stanford, Business 101 – Key Business Principles and Strategies in Business Transactions, ByrdAdatto University
  • Speaker, Business Organizations, Dallas City Attorney’s Office Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto, Communications 101, ByrdAdatto University
  • Co-Speaker with Brad Adatto and Renee Coover, Med Spa Rules and Regulations in Illinois, American Med Spa Association Boot Camp Chicago
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