About Byrd & Associates

At Byrd & Associates, we're devoted to meeting the accounting and tax needs of law firms across the country. Our clients depend on our perfect blend of money-saving tax strategies, practical accounting services, and quality financial advice, all delivered at competitive rates. Whether you’re looking for a full package of outsourced accounting services for your established law firm or are a sole practitioner starting a new practice, we're here and ready to help.

Law Firm Accounting Services

As a national CPA firm, we care about the community and extend a free initial consultation to law firms interested in learning more about our tax and accounting services. Call us at 407-478-8272 now to schedule your appointment and find out how we can put our years of experience to work for you.


Partners

Jeannette Byrd

Jeannette Byrd

With over 30 years of experience in public accounting, CFO, controller, and bookkeeping services, Jeannette knows the ins and outs of the accounting industry. Specializing in law firm and trust accounting, Jeannette is able to bring unique industry insights to clients and serves just as much as an advisor as she does a financial expert. Jeannette received her BSBA in Accounting and her Masters of Science in Taxation from the University of Central Florida. Jeannette is a loving dog mom to Byrd & Associates’ Chief Security Officer, Lily. When she’s not at the office you’ll find Jeannette spending time with her family, working out, or playing golf.


Patti Deegan

Patti Deegan

While most people fear the IRS, it’s Patti that keeps the IRS up at night. Patti has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, with a specialty in tax representation and business and individual tax returns and planning. She received her BSBA in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and has significant experience with personal service firms, particularly in the legal and professional services industries. When she’s not pushing out those tax returns, Patti loves to spend time with her family, particularly her grandbabies.


Seniors

Izel Sykes

Izel Sykes

Izel’s education includes a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Santo Tomas, and a Masters in Accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management, as well as being a Certified Public Accountant, with almost 10 years of experience assisting businesses with their accounting needs. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Izel’s true joy comes from spending quality time with family and friends. She firmly believes that these connections are the cornerstone of a fulfilling life and strives to bring the same warmth and camaraderie to her professional relationships. Izel is a proud wife and mother to one of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen!


Courtney Wages

Courtney Wages

Courtney received a BS in Accounting from Auburn University Harbert College of Business, and is nearing completion of her Masters in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. Courtney specializes in law firm accounting and taxation. Courtney also has the distinction of being a loving lab dog mom to Byrd & Associates’ Chief Happiness Officer, Charli.

Lizzy Baily

Lizzy Bailey

With a degree in Finance from the University of Louisiana, and a soon to be MBA from the Southern Utah University, this Cajun girl knows her stuff. Lizzy loves to problem-solve and enjoys that feeling of satisfaction that comes from balancing accounts. Firms love working with her because of her pleasant personality, paired with her impressive knowledge of accounting and the needs unique to law firms. Lizzy also throws the absolute best dinner parties, complete with the most incredible gumbo you’ll ever taste!

Office Manager

Rayah Heil

Rayah Heil

As the Office Manager for Byrd & Associates, Rayah helps oversee the daily operations of the firm, focusing on providing an excellent customer experience. Rayah has over 10 years of administrative and customer service experience and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. As a native Floridian, Rayah enjoys soaking in the sunshine at the beach and spending time with her husband and two adorable dogs.