Valerie L. Haber - Attorney at Law

333 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Suite 3200
Miami, Florida 33131

P 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Post Office Box 2328 (33303-9998)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

P 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112

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Valerie L. Haber is a Miami alcohol beverage law, liquor license attorney and food law attorney and is a shareholder in the firm’s Alcohol Beverage and Food Law Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on advising all three tiers of the alcohol beverage industry including wineries, breweries and distilled spirits suppliers, distributors and retailers. Valerie’s practice includes counsel relating to federal, state and local laws governing the sale, distribution, importation, manufacturing and marketing of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine and spirits. Valerie works closely with national retailers, including restaurants, supermarkets, movie theater chains and other on and off-premise businesses, through all phases of development and licensing, including land use and zoning diligence and approvals. She also has experience drafting management and promotional contracts for alcohol industry members, including hotels and golf courses, and regularly advises clients on the legal risks associated with promotional activities. Valerie also assists clients with local liquor licensing and health department licensing and food law permitting and food licenses, including restaurant, hotel, and occupational licensing.

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Valerie was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut and lived in Geneva, Madrid and Santo Domingo before making Miami her home. She is fluent in Spanish. 

Prior to law school, Valerie was a senior marketing manager for Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she handled the distribution of feature films and television series to broadcasters throughout Latin America. In addition to her experience in the entertainment industry, Valerie also has experience in the hospitality industry, working as part of Club Med North America’s marketing department.

In 2002, she received her bachelor's degree in economics and spanish from Duke University. In 2012, Valerie received her juris doctor magna cum laude from the University of Miami, where she served on the Public Interest Leadership Board, and interned with the Honorable Chris McAlliley of the U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

  • Duke University, B.A. (2002)
    • Dean’s List 
    • Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, 2012)
    • University of Miami Psychology, Public Policy and Law Journal
    • Dean’s List
    • Miami Scholars Scholarship Recipient
    • Cali "Book" Award of Excellence in Children & Youth Law Clinic
  • Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Trade Organization of the Nightlife & Club Industry
  • US Sommelier Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers Division
  • Duke Alumni Association, South Florida
    • Duke Women's Initiative
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Conversational French
Presentations & Seminars
  • “Best Practices in Alcohol Beverage Trade Practice Investigations,” Hospitality Law Conference: Series 2.0, Houston, April 9-10, 2019
  • “Alcohol Beverage Law Basics," Nightclub and Bar Convention, Las Vegas, March 2019
  • "Annual Legal and Legislative Update 2018," National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) Conference, October 3-5, 2018
  • "Beer Law," Master Brewer's Academy, 2018
  • "Beer Law," Master Brewer's Academy, 2017
  • “Booze, Brew and Beyond: A Shot of Florida Alcohol Beverage Law,” Broward County Bar Association CLE, May 31, 2017
  • "Agro & Wine," French Weeks Miami, French American Chamber of Commerce, October 30, 2015
  • Hospitality Legal Panel, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association, September 30, 2015
Articles & Publications
Awards & Recognitions
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019-2020
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2019
Media Mentions
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  • LinkedIn
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