Kelly Depew Metz

Kelly Metz
Real Estate


Kelly Depew Metz is a real estate attorney in Holland & Knight's Austin office. Ms. Metz is experienced in handling a wide range of commercial real estate matters as counsel for investors, lenders, developers, builders, landlords and tenants, as well as public and private entities.

Ms. Metz assists clients with acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, selling and managing commercial real estate across the U.S., including office buildings, retail and shopping centers, large-scale residential communities, residential and commercial condominiums, multifamily and mixed-use developments, warehouse and industrial parks, hotels and resorts, farms and ranches, and build-to-suit properties. 

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Metz was an attorney in the San Antonio office of a prominent national law firm focusing on complex real estate transactions. 


  • Baylor Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Government, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) San Antonio, 2022
  • San Antonio Legal Services Association (SALSA), Volunteer, 2017-2022
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section (REPTL), 2017-Present
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), 2017-Present
  • Baylor Law Review, Managing Executive Editor, 2016-2017
Honors & Awards
  • Pro Bono Leader for Extraordinary Pro Bono Services, American Bar Association (ABA), 2021-2022
  • Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award, State Bar of Texas, 2017
  • Order of Barristers
  • Finalist, ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), Spring 2016
  • Champion Team Member and Best Oralist, Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition, Fall 2015