Valerie L. Haber Attorney At Law
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.
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.