A. Howard Metro

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Potomac, Maryland

McMillan Metro Faerber, P.C.
A. Howard Metro
McMillan Metro Faerber, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Closely Held Business, Technology Transactions; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1973

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

McMillan Metro Faerber, P.C.

7811 Montrose Road
Suite 400
Potomac, MD 20854 Visit website


A. Howard Metro brings over 45 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.

Mr. Metro completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. He then obtained his law degree from the George Washington University Law School.  He is admitted to practice in Maryland,  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 recognized by the Daily Record publication for Leadership in Law.

Outside of client 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 until 2022 chaired the committee that created presentations.  He served as served as president of the Bar Association of Montgomery County and as chair of the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Technology Transactions

Focus areas

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

  • 40% Business/Corporate
  • 40% Closely Held Business
  • 20% Technology Transactions

First Admitted: 1973, Maryland

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

  • , 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 by piers Top Attorney In Bethesda Magazine’s 2019,2021, 2023 “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
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/
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:
  • George Washington University Law School, 1972
  • University of Maryland, B.A.
Industry Groups:
  • Small Business
  • Technology; construction; professionals

Office location for A. Howard Metro

7811 Montrose Road
Suite 400
Potomac, MD 20854

Phone: 301-664-4798


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

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