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Michael Stephen Byrd

Michael Stephen Byrd

Practice areas:

Business, Health Care

About Me

Mr. Byrd is the Chairman of SettlePou's Business Counsel Services section. Business Counsel Services is comprised of three practice groups: (1) Health Law; (2) Private Business; and (3) Family Wealth and Estate Planning. The services provided by the Health Law group and the Private Business group can be best summarized as providing outside counsel to physician medical practices and medical related businesses and other mostly privately held businesses. The scope of this business representation covers business entity planning, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance (particularly with private securities and health law regulations), contracts, real estate issues, and employment issues. Mr. Byrd brings a unique perspective to his business counsel, as his career started as a business litigator. Though Mr. Byrd still litigates for his business clients, he also uses this experience to help quantify risks for clients as they negotiate language in agreements or make business decisions that carry a risk. Additionally, Mr. Byrd, through speaking engagements annually at UT Southwestern Medical school and Continuing Medical Education seminars on the business of medicine, has a national base of physician clients. Mr. Byrd assists both the national and local physicians in the planning for bringing in new doctors and retiring doctors, as well as investments in ancillary businesses (such as surgery centers, imaging centers, and medical office buildings). Mr. Byrd represents clients in the business, technology, real estate, and professional services sectors through the Private Business group. In conjunction with his role in the Private Business group, Mr. Byrd has been entrusted to serve as outside business counsel for law firms and accounting firms. Mr. Byrd's role with the Family Wealth and Estate Planning group, other than his leadership duties as Chairman of the section, is focussed on assisting with business succession issues and establishing entities for asset protection purposes with physicians and executives. Mr. Byrd is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Health Care: 50%
    20 years
  2. Business: 50%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-440/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

ByrdAdatto

8150 North Central Expressway
Suite 930
Dallas, TX, 75206

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in DallasD Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2009
AV Peer Review Rating (Highest Possible Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerByrdAdatto2015 - Present
Chairman - Business Counsel Services SectionSettlepou2005 - Present
ShareholderSettlepou2002 - Present
Associate AttorneySettlepou1998 - 2001
Associate AttorneyGodwin & Carlton, P.C.1995 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Tech Law ReviewAssociate Editor1993 - 1995
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Plastic Surgery ChannelObamacare Legislative Summary2009
Dallas City Attorney's Office 2006 Annual Continuing Legal Education SeminaBusiness Organizations2006
Federal Bar AssociationTexas Business Organizations Code2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Texas System, AustinBusiness AdministrationB.B.A1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic DermatologyObamacare and How it Will Impact our Practice2014
St. Jude's Medical National Neuromodulation 201 Fellows ProgramProfessional Skills Overview2014
Baylor University Medical CenterHow Health Reform will Impact Your Practice2014
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2013
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual ConferenceEscape From New York—How to Escape the Attacks from Patients, Partners and Government in Today’s Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Practice2013
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2012
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual MeetingLitigation Risks in the Business of Medicine2012
Texas Advanced Paralegal SeminarChoice of Entity: Corporate Law2012
Baylor College of DentistryCorporate Contracts2012
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents ConferenceContracts 1012012
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2011
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents ConferenceBusiness and Contracting Strategies for Entering Private Practice2011
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual ConferenceMaximizing the Worth of Your Practice2011
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2010
News InterviewRecent Worker's Compensation Rulings2009
News InterviewPresident Obama's Health Care Reform Inititative2009
News InterviewPlastic Surgery Tax - Health Care Reform2009
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual ConferenceLegal Secrets: Planning to Maximize the Value of your Practice2009
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2008
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2007
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2006
UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center National SymposiumLegal Obligations in the Business of Medicine2006
The Challenges Facing Local GovernmentsTexas Business Organizations Code2006
Dallas City Attorney's Office Annual CLE SeminarBusiness Organizations2006
UT Southwestern Medical School Grand RoundsLegal and Accounting 101: Preparing for Private Practice2005