Howard A. Metz

Howard Metz counsels and represents school districts, community colleges, park districts and municipalities with respect to real estate, commercial transactions, construction law and land use and zoning matters.  He has resolved construction cases involving issues such as disputed architectural fees, construction defects, bidding disputes and construction delays.  Howard has also litigated issues involving zoning laws and municipal control over school property.

Recent Publications

  • Contributing author, “Public Body Social Media Rules Make Retention, Ready Retrieval Imperative,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2019)
  • Contributing author, “How Far Does the Law Allow Schools to Go?” UPDATE Magazine, Illinois ASBO (2018)
  • Co-author, "School Construction from Start to Finish: A Project Checklist," School Business Affairs Magazine, ASBO (2018)
  • Contributing author, “Organization, Finance, and Property,” Illinois School Law, IICLE (2017)
  • "Look Before You Leap: Evaluating Your Joint Purchasing Options," UPDATE Magazine, Illinois ASBO (2016)
  • Contributing author, “School Property and Environmental Issues,” Illinois School Law, IICLE (2010 and 2012)

Recent Presentations

  • Foolproof Contract that Abide by State Laws, 2019 Illinois ASBO Annual Conference (May 2019)
  • Construction Contracts: Boilerplate Language Landmines You May Not Know, NBI (February 2019)
  • Interactive Purchasing Workshop, Illinois ASBO Annual Conference (April 2017) 
  • Public Bidding: Requirements and Solutions to Common Bidding Problems (April 2017) 
  • Top School Construction Problems and Solutions, 2016 Joint Annual Conference - Carousel of Panels (November 2016) 
  • Solutions to Top Bidding and Construction Problems, Association of School Business Officials International 2015 Annual Meeting and Expo (October 2015)

Howard A. Metz

Education

  • J.D., IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Iowa, 1989

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Howard A. Metz

Howard A. Metz

Partner, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
hmetz@robbins-schwartz.com

Howard Metz counsels and represents school districts, community colleges, park districts and municipalities with respect to real estate, commercial transactions, construction law and land use and zoning matters.  He has resolved construction cases involving issues such as disputed architectural fees, construction defects, bidding disputes and construction delays.  Howard has also litigated issues involving zoning laws and municipal control over school property.

Recent Publications

  • Contributing author, “Public Body Social Media Rules Make Retention, Ready Retrieval Imperative,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2019)
  • Contributing author, “How Far Does the Law Allow Schools to Go?” UPDATE Magazine, Illinois ASBO (2018)
  • Co-author, "School Construction from Start to Finish: A Project Checklist," School Business Affairs Magazine, ASBO (2018)
  • Contributing author, “Organization, Finance, and Property,” Illinois School Law, IICLE (2017)
  • "Look Before You Leap: Evaluating Your Joint Purchasing Options," UPDATE Magazine, Illinois ASBO (2016)
  • Contributing author, “School Property and Environmental Issues,” Illinois School Law, IICLE (2010 and 2012)

Recent Presentations

  • Foolproof Contract that Abide by State Laws, 2019 Illinois ASBO Annual Conference (May 2019)
  • Construction Contracts: Boilerplate Language Landmines You May Not Know, NBI (February 2019)
  • Interactive Purchasing Workshop, Illinois ASBO Annual Conference (April 2017) 
  • Public Bidding: Requirements and Solutions to Common Bidding Problems (April 2017) 
  • Top School Construction Problems and Solutions, 2016 Joint Annual Conference - Carousel of Panels (November 2016) 
  • Solutions to Top Bidding and Construction Problems, Association of School Business Officials International 2015 Annual Meeting and Expo (October 2015)

Education

  • J.D., IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Iowa, 1989

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Practice Areas