Who We Are

We are dedicated to helping one another succeed.

In the complicated maze of business and health care legal issues, ByrdAdatto seeks to create simplicity for our clients. This includes making the law accessible and easy to understand through ongoing education, thought leadership, and creative solutions that positively impact our clients and their businesses.

Our Story

The story of ByrdAdatto began long before Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto became attorneys. As sons of doctors who owned private medical practices, Michael and Brad grew up around the influences of both medicine and business. These influences led Michael to become a business and health care attorney in Dallas, and Brad to do the same in New Orleans. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina displaced Brad and his family. With change comes opportunity, and in 2006, Brad and his family moved to Dallas and he began working with Michael.

ByrdAdatto founding partner Brad Adatto

Brad Adatto

ByrdAdatto founding partner Michael Byrd

Michael Byrd

They soon discovered that they worked well together. Their personalities, skills, work ethic, and interests clicked. They shared a common view of how business law should work: It should be transparent, creative, and focused on the client’s best interests. And, in a world where lawyers often seemed to make simple matters overly complex, they felt that it was their job to create simplicity.

Today, ByrdAdatto is a growing practice with locations in Dallas and Chicago. ByrdAdatto serves clients in many industries, with a heavy focus on the health care industry. The firm’s attorneys have become a national voice, routinely lecturing throughout the country at medical, dental, and legal conferences. Inspired by the reach of training and education provided at conferences, Michael and Brad launched the Legal 123s With ByrdAdatto podcast to help simplify complicated issues that come with owning a successful business. ByrdAdatto eliminates inefficiencies often associated with law firms and instead offers creative solutions while striving to make the law accessible and easy to understand.

ByrdAdatto attorneys at their law firm

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are immersed in the industries we serve, allowing us to provide a unique perspective on business and health care legal matters.

Get to Know Us

What Our Clients Say

ByrdAdatto has helped us overcome some obstacles, particularly related to employees. We feel that ByrdAdatto is a true leader. They really guide us and we have complete trust in their advice on whatever problem we bring to them. This has really been key for us. They are so deeply personal, I really feel they are friends.

– Heather Furnas, MD, Co-Founder of Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa

I have worked with ByrdAdatto for a long time, from building my business in the past to guiding and helping me through the COVID-19 pandemic from a legal and a business perspective. It has really complimented and allowed me to do what I need to focus on most – providing health care services. I am thankful ByrdAdatto has always been there for me.

– Paul Jarrod Frank, MD, CMO of Paul Jarrod Frank, MD

Our experience with Access+ has been great. There is nothing better than having a question pop up and having immediate access to multiple lawyers who really know the health care and plastic surgery industry. We get answers within minutes. It has saved us a lot of emotional grief and saved us a lot of money, because they provide us with correct answers.

– Paco Canales, MD, Co-Founder of Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa

I have greatly appreciated Jim’s service to date. Jim has been extremely responsive on nights and weekends, professional and balanced in all dealings, and shown deep knowledge on all areas of what we are seeking to do. Thanks for the fantastic support. I look forward to continued work with your firm as we grow Cosmetic Physician Partners together.

– Jeff Hart, Manager, Cosmetic Physician Partners

We had the opportunity to sit down with Brad and have a whiteboard meeting to go over all our options in creating a company agreement.  I have never had the experience of sitting down with an attorney and brainstorming options available, talking about potential legal pitfalls, illustrating the impact of our decisions right there in front of us, and ultimately walking away with a plan we all felt good about, and more importantly, understood! We’ve already scheduled a second one for another issue. I highly recommend the whiteboard sessions.

– Jessica Nunn, Maven Financial Partners

Our Values

The Lawyer’s Creed governs our ethical conduct as attorneys. We take this responsibility seriously, yet it’s only the starting point in reflecting our character. What gives our firm its character? In a word: values. We demonstrate these traits in everything we do. At ByrdAdatto, we sum up our core values as the “3 C’s”: Communicate, Compete, and Create.

communicate

Communication starts with listening. Our advice is clear, simple, prompt, and direct to address the concerns expressed by our clients.

compete

We compete by confronting every issue with enthusiasm, diligence, persistence, and perseverance. We play hard for our clients.

create

We create by thinking outside the box and finding smarter solutions to our clients’ problems. If there’s a better way to do something, we find it. If there are multiple ways to do it, we choose the simplest, most straightforward solution.

ByrdAdatto University

ByrdAdatto believes that education and training build the best foundation for excellence. ByrdAdatto University (BAU) was founded in 2017 as a response to the gap we saw between continuing legal education (CLE) offerings and what our attorneys needed to effectively represent clients. BAU embodies our commitment to our core values of Communicate, Compete, and Create. We have since expanded BAU to our Access+ members, including online courses and training.

Our Community Focus

At the heart of ByrdAdatto is a spirit of serving and caring for others. Although we’re passionate about serving the business, legal, and health care needs of our clients, we know what we do during office hours is a small part of a much bigger story. There are real heroes and people in this world who, through no fault of their own, need basic human care, compassion, and support.

We are honored to be in a position to share our time and resources with those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, who provide free health services to others, and who provide housing for vulnerable youth. We proudly partner with several organizations that support these important causes.

Volunteers sorting clothes

Carry The Load is a nonprofit that restores the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the daily sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters, and rescue personnel. Brad Adatto served on the board of the Dallas chapter and captains a team each year for the Dallas Memorial Day march. We proudly donate our time to counsel the organization.

LEAP Global Missions is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of people around the world by providing free specialized medical services in the love of Christ. Dedicating time, expertise, and often their own resources, LEAP volunteers — including both medical specialists and non-medical professionals — work tirelessly to provide exceptional medical and surgical care. Michael Byrd serves on the board of directors, and our team proudly donates time to counsel the organization.

Sons of the Flag is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide critical support to military service members, first responders, and civilians who have survived burn injuries. The organization brings together passionate community leaders, pioneering physicians, experienced military service members, dedicated first responders, and purposeful civilians to complete the mission. We proudly donate our time to serve as general counsel to the organization.

Founded in 1984, Promise House is a nonprofit haven where neglected, abused, and at-risk youth are met with stability through crisis intervention, counseling, educational services, and transitional housing. Its volunteers work 24/7 advocating for children, teens, and young adults, giving them all a place to call home. Since 2017, ByrdAdatto has provided gifts that help the residents of Promise House feel even more at home during the Christmas season.

Birds Eye View Project was founded by Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott as a way to serve those who protect us. Their mission is to provide a platform for nonprofits that benefit veterans and first responders by raising awareness and funding on a larger scale. Brad Adatto serves on the board of directors, and ByrdAdatto proudly donates our time to counsel the organization.