John T. Metzger

West Palm Beach Managing Member; Board of Directors; Executive Committee;
West Palm Beach
E: jmetzger@mcdonaldhopkins.com
P: 561.659.1799

John is the Managing Member of the firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida office, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and a member of the firm's national real estate practice. John has over 30 years of experience assisting clients in complex real estate transactions and business litigation matters, and focuses on providing strategic advice and practical solutions to best meet his client’s business needs in a cost effective manner. His clients include developers, lenders, contractors, title insurance companies, real estate professionals, property owners associations, landlords, and purchasers, both institutional and entrepreneurial.  John has represented local and national lenders in all aspects of complex mortgage financing.  Since 2000, John has been Board Certified as a specialist in Real Estate Law by the Florida Bar and has been practicing real estate law since 1985. Early in his career, John was a shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of the nationally known Greenberg Traurig law firm.  Throughout his career, John has also acted as an agent for several national title insurance companies.  With experience in several practice areas, John frequently acts as an “outside" General Counsel for his entrepreneurial clients, providing comprehensive management of their many legal challenges. In addition, John acts as an expert witness (both consulting and trial) in real estate related litigation matters.
 
John earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. He received a B.A. (English Writing – Business Co-Majors), summa cum laude, with honors in Creative Writing, from Florida State University; Phi Beta Kappa; National Merit Scholar in 1982.

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