Valerie Haber Attorney At Law

Valerie Haber - Attorney at Law

Miami Deputy Managing Shareholder

T 305.416.6880
F 305.416.6887
Miami 333 SE 2nd Avenue Suite 3200 Miami, Florida 33131

Attorney with a proven record of successfully guiding clients in the alcohol beverage space through all phases of development and licensing.

Valerie Haber is well-positioned to help businesses that intersect with alcohol, having worked with clients across all three tiers of the alcohol beverage industry, including wineries, breweries, distilleries, wholesale distributors, and retailers. At the retail level, Valerie works closely with both on and off-premise businesses, including national restaurant groups, supermarkets, movie theaters. Additionally, Valerie counsels alcohol industry members and unlicensed third party providers on promotional activities, including sampling, the use of promoters or influencers, advertising and social media. She also is experienced in advising companies on alcohol delivery, storage, fulfillment and related services.

Valerie simplifies the often complicated process of liquor licensing, license management, and license renewal. She is sensitive to her clients’ needs during these complex processes and has been praised for her approachability, responsiveness, and deep industry knowledge.

Valerie collaborates with GrayRobinson colleagues in the lobbying, IP, corporate, and real estate practices to  effectively guide clients through federal, state, and local laws governing the sale, distribution, importation, manufacturing, and marketing of alcoholic beverages, health department licensing and food law permitting, and  land use and zoning diligence and approvals.


  • Recognition
    • Chambers USANationwide: Food and Beverages: Alcohol, 2023
      • Up and Coming, 2022
    • Daily Business Review, Florida Trailblazers, 2020
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019-2022
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2019
  • Insights
    • "Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Declaratory Statement Regarding Spirits Tastings," December 2021
    • "TTB Clarifies Trade Practice Enforcement for COVID-19-Related Activities,", June 2020
    • "TTB Clarifies Trade Practice Enforcement for COVID-19-Related Activities," May 2020
    • "Is Your Liquor License Creeping Up On Neighbors? Alcohol Beverage Distance Separation Requirements," February 2020
    • "FDACS Clarifies Hemp Industry Permitting Requirements," February 2020
    • "Alcohol Regulation (FL): Overview" Practical Law, September 2019
    • "Food and Beverage Service in Funeral Homes: Are You in Compliance?" The Independent Reporter, Fall 2019
    • "It's a Mixed Bag of Information," Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition July 2019
    • "Branded Malt Beverage Glassware—Florida Distributors, Take Note!" Daily Business Review, June 2019
    • "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
    • "2019 Booze Bills to Watch," February 2019
    • "Top Questions to Ask Before You Sign a Lease for Your Florida Restaurant or Bar," October 2018
    • "Annual Legal and Legislative Update 2018," National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) Conference, October 3-5, 2018
    • "As State Legislatures Conclude Their Work, Florida Weighs in with New Alcohol Laws," April 2018
    • "New Law Opens Door for Orlando Restaurant Liquor Licenses," March 2018
    • "Beer Law," Master Brewer's Academy, 2018
    • Co-author, "Liquidating Liquor Licenses in Bankruptcy," Asset Sales Committee Newsletter, November 2017
    • "City of Miami Commission Paves the Way Toward Alcohol Beverage Law Cleanup," October 2017
    • "Booze, Brew and Beyond: A Shot of Florida Alcohol Beverage Law," Broward County Bar Association CLE, May 31, 2017
    • "What Real Estate Brokers Need to Know About Alcohol-Related Issues," March 2017
    • "Beer Law," Master Brewer's Academy, 2017
  • Media
    • "Steal These Pandemic-Era Hacks on Training, Mentorship and Clients," Daily Business Review, March 14, 2022
    • "Don't Get Left on Read: GrayRobinson Partner Uses Memes and Office Hours to Keep Her Young Associates," Daily Business Review, February 18, 2022
    • "Behind the Deal: Distillery Backed by Former NFL Players Coming to Miami's Allapattah Neighborhood," South Florida Business Journal, July 2, 2021
    • "How I Made Partner: 'Wit, Personality and a Good Book of Business,' Says GrayRobinson's Valerie Haber,", February 18, 2021
    • "Which Liquor License is Right?" Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition, October 2020
    • "What Florida Restaurants Owners Need to Know Before Closing Their Businesses," South Florida Business Journal, August 2020
    • "What to Do if an Employee at Your Restaurant has COVID-19," June 2020
    • "Cover Story: Where's the Next Wynwood?" March 2020
    • "South Florida Food Trucks Proceed with Caution," September 2019
  • Affiliations
    • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • Duke Alumni Association, South Florida
    • Duke Women's Initiative
    • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers Division
    • Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association
    • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
    • The Florida Bar
    • Trade Organization of the Nightlife and Club Industry
    • US Sommelier Association
  • Credentials
    • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2012, magna cum laude
      • University of Miami Psychology, Public Policy and Law Journal
    • B.A., Duke University, 2002
  • Admissions
    • Florida
  • Languages
    • Spanish
    • French