Maria Metropulos is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office and a member of the firm's Corporate Services Team. Ms. Metropulos focuses her practice on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, domestic and cross-border finance transactions and general corporate matters.

Ms. Metropulos represents privately held companies across a wide range of industries in a variety of corporate matters, including the disposition and acquisition of assets and stock, restructurings and succession planning. She also advises domestic and non-U.S. based companies on the establishment, maintenance and day-to-day activities of domestic entities and subsidiaries of non-U.S. based companies in the U.S.

Ms. Metropulos also represents institutional lenders, private equity funds, mezzanine lenders and borrowers in senior-secured credit facilities, second-lien and term debt facilities, asset-based credit facilities, commercial real estate credit facilities, participation arrangements, and mortgage loan portfolio sales and acquisitions. Additionally, she has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in financing and documenting employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions.

Ms. Metropulos serves as adjunct faculty at Northwestern University School of Law, where she teaches business and entrepreneurial law. She also serves as adjunct faculty at The John Marshall Law School Business Enterprise Law Clinic, where she supervises law students in the representation of clients in business formation and general corporate matters on a pro bono basis.

During law school, Ms. Metropulos served on the editorial board of The John Marshall Law Review. She also interned and was lead clinical student at The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, where she helped advocate for veterans through individual case work, through her work with the Illinois legislature to draft and promulgate legislation to assist veterans in obtaining rehabilitation, and through training advocates in the area of veterans benefits law.


  • The University of Iowa, B.S., Political Science
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2022
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020, 2021