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Kelly Depew Metz Associate

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2017

Education

Baylor Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2017

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with honors, 2014

Kelly Depew Metz is a real estate associate in Dykema's San Antonio office. Kelly focuses her practice on transactional commercial real estate matters.

Kelly works with both landlords and tenants, and buyers and sellers of large-scale commercial projects. Kelly is experienced with negotiating and drafting purchase contracts and related closing documents, real estate loan documents, commercial leases, and AIA construction contracts. Kelly also performs complex real estate research and various forms of transactional due diligence, including title and survey review and analysis.

At Baylor Law School, Kelly served as Managing Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. In her first year, Kelly received the Public Service Award for Most Pro Bono Service Hours. Baylor Law inducted Kelly into the Order of the Barristers, and selected her for four separate advocacy teams, including moot court and mock trial. Kelly wrote an appellate brief and presented oral arguments in front of the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas, and won the 2015 Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition and Best Oralist.

Experience

Kelly’s representative experience includes:

Finance. Represented lenders and borrowers across a combined $100 million in commercial lending transactions, including the acquisition of real estate and real estate loan refinancing.

Real Estate Acquisitions. Negotiated and closed a combined $215 million in purchases and sales of multifamily, hotel, and investment properties.

Leasing. Negotiated a combined 150,000+ square feet of commercial, retail, office, and build-to-suit leases for both landlords and tenants.

Ranch Sales. Closed sale of $45,000,000 ranch comprised of over 3,000 acres located across multiple counties.

Development. Represented developers in the sale of mixed-use commercial development property to multiple developers.

Energy. Represented municipally owned utility with sale of $115 million real estate portfolio and sale of solar power farms.

Construction. Represented regional hospital in negotiation of AIA contracts for construction of medical facilities, laboratory renovations, and new construction.

Memberships & Involvement

  • San Antonio Magazine, "Top Attorneys," Real Estate, 2019-2020
  • Bexar County Women's Bar Association
    • 2019 Autumn Affair Sponsorship Assistant Chair
    • 2018 Autumn Affair Auctions Committee Member
  • The Texas Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Urban Land Institute, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) of Central Texas
  • Junior League of San Antonio Class of 2019-20

Community/Civic Activities

  • Baylor Law School Top Gun Mock Trial Competition, Mock Trial Judge, 2020
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy All Star Bracket Challenge, Mock Trial Judge, 2020
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions, Mock Trial Judge, 2020
  • Recognized by San Antonio Magazine in "San Antonio's Top Attorneys" for Real Estate, 2020
  • State Bar of Texas Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award, 2017
  • Public Service Award for Most Pro Bono Hours of 1L Class, 2014