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A. Howard Metro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Potomac, MD

McMillan Metro, P.C.
7811 Montrose Road, Suite 400
Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301-664-4798
Fax: 301-251-0447
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Technology Transactions
Attorney Profile

A. Howard Metro brings 40 years of experience to his role as a partner at McMillan Metro, P.C. His in-depth knowledge and proven track record attract loyal clients to the firm who rely on his expertise for matters related to businesses, corporate, closely held business and technology transactions.

In 1986, Mr. Metro completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. He then obtained his law degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1972. The following year, he was admitted to practice in Maryland. Since then, he has also been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Over the past four decades of serving clients in Maryland and D.C., Mr. Metro has built a strong reputation for impeccable service and unmatched professionalism. In 2013, the Bar Association of Montgomery County presented him with the President's Citation Award. He was also voted among the Legal Elite in 2020 for the Washington, D.C. edition by SmartCEO.

Outside of work, Mr. Metro maintains a high level of involvement with several law organizations. For example, he played an instrumental role in the creation of the Maryland State Bar Association's Advanced Business Law Institute and has served as president of the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 40%Closely Held Business
  • 20%Technology Transactions
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Internet, Science and Technology Law

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About A. Howard Metro

First Admitted: 1973

Professional Webpage: https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/our-people/a-howard-metro/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Failed To File Personal Property Tax Return?, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/failure-to-file-tax-return/
  • Have You Reminded Your Employees of the Duty of Loyalty?, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/have-you-reminded-your-employees-of-the-duty-of-loyalty/
  • Employee Theft – Can It be Avoided?, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/employee-theft-can-it-be-avoided/
  • With the Internet There Is No Need for Lawyers. Wrong!, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/with-the-internet-there-is-no-need-for-lawyers-wrong/
  • Annual Report Nightmares: Forfeitures and Deficiencies, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/annual-report-nightmares-forfeitures-and-deficiencies/
  • Tradesecrets: Protect Them or Lose Them, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/tradesecrets-protect-them-or-lose-them/
  • But the Employment Manual was on the Internet!, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/but-the-employment-manual-was-on-the-internet/
  • Lawyer-to-Lawyer: Malpractice Insurance – A Quagmire When Changing Law Firms, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/lawyer-to-lawyer-malpractice-insurance/
  • The Mistake – “Just Sign Here” Software Development Contract Problems, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/the-mistake-just-sign-here-software-development-contract-problems/
  • Big Issues, Short Takes – April 2013, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/big-issues-short-takes-april-2013/
  • Big Issues, Short Takes – June 2013, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/big-issues-short-takes-june-2013/
  • Beware of the “Harmless” Letter of Intent, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/beware-of-the-harmless-letter-of-intent/
  • Employer FAQs regarding Montgomery County’s “Earned Sick and Safe Leave”, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/montgomery-county-sick-safe-leave/
  • Do Your Employees Understand Their Duty of Loyalty?, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/do-your-employees-understand-their-duty-of-loyalty/
  • The Nightmares of Banking with Electronic Funds Transfers, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/eft-fraud-in-business/
  • The Social Security Numbers Do Not Match!, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/eft-fraud-in-business/
  • The Social Security Numbers Do Not Match!, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/social-security-numbers-do-not-match/
  • Exempt Employee: What Is The Level Of Discretion That Qualifies?, https://www.mcmillanmetro.com/articles/exempt-employee-laws/

Honors/Awards

  • The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award, Nominee, 2010
  • Legal Elite by Smart-CEO Washington DC Edition, 2010
  • Nominee, The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award, 2010
  • President’s Citation Award, 2013, Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Named Top Attorney In Bethesda Magazine’s 2019 “Top Attorneys” issue
  • Named Top Attorney In Bethesda Magazine’s 2021 “Top Attorneys” issue
  • Named Super Lawyer in Maryland : 2007-2022
  • Legal Elite, Smart-CEO Washington DC Edition, 2010
  • President’s Citation Award, Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation, 2013
  • Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation, President

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair of the Business Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District Court of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association, President
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Past President

Educational Background

  • University of Maryland, B.A.

Industry Groups

  • Technology; construction; professionals
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Office Location for A. Howard Metro

7811 Montrose Road
Suite 400
Potomac, MD 20854

Phone: 301-664-4798

Fax: 301-251-0447

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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