John T. Metzger
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Address: 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131

Membership: Professional Associations•The Florida Bar •Board Certified as a specialist in Real Estate Law since 2000 •Judicial Nominating Commission, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Appointee of Governor Jeb Bush (2003 to 2008); Vice Chairman (2005
University: Florida State University, B.A., summa cum laude, with honors in English Writing, 1982 Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1985
Admitted: 1986, Florida
Biography: Professional ExperienceJohn is the Managing Member of the West Palm Beach, Florida office, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and a member of the firm's national real estate practice. John has extensive experience assisting clients in complex real estate transactions and business litigation matters, including secured lending, distressed real estate, title claims, land development, land use and zoning, land subdivision and platting, agricultural loans and tax exemptions, sales, property owner's associations, construction contracts and liens, acquisitions, and leasing. His clients include developers, lenders, contractors, title insurance companies, real estate professionals, landlords and purchasers, both institutional and entrepreneurial. His projects include residential, retail, office and industrial properties. John has represented local and national lenders in all aspects of complex mortgage financing, including construction lending, permanent lending, loan restructuring, forebearance arrangements, loan workouts, foreclosures, and receiverships. John is Board Certified as a specialist in Real Estate Law by the Florida Bar and has been practicing real estate law since 1985. Throughout his career, John has also acted as an agent for several national title insurance companies. Awards and Honors• AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell •Designated Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach for Real Estate Litigation by Best Lawyers in America (2013 and 2014) •Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2005-2016) •Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2015) •Florida Trend, “Florida Legal Elite” •South Florida's Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers” •Daily Business Review, “Best of The Bar” •Achievement Award (Pro Bono) - St. Ann's School (2004) •Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award - Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (2007) Community Activities•Pine-Jog Environmental Education Center (Business Advisory Board) •St. Ann's Church (Finance Committee) •Rosarian Academy (Sports Committee) (Also at West Palm Beach Office)