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Jeffrey Michael Haber

Jeffrey Michael Haber

Freiberger Haber LLP
  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities Law
  • New York
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Summary

Located in New York City and Melville, Long Island, Freiberger Haber LLP is dedicated to representing corporations, small businesses, partnerships and individuals involved in a broad range of complex business, real estate, construction and commercial litigation matters. The firm combines the sophistication and counsel of a large national law firm with the economy, flexibility, commitment and personal attention of a small firm.

The Firm's attorneys are devoted to developing and fostering client relationships and being readily available to respond to their questions and concerns. By understanding their clients’ objectives and anticipating the problems associated with achieving these goals, our attorneys work with clients to develop well-thought-out strategies that will achieve successful outcomes.

Our attorneys are aware of the necessity to adjust litigation and settlement strategies to suit the needs and resources of each client. We leverage our experience with a trial-ready approach and strive to avoid costly litigation whenever possible. Maintaining open lines of communication and encouraging cooperation are cornerstones of the firm’s philosophy.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Whistleblower Representation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    The initial consultation is free
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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2nd Circuit
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6th Circuit
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Co-Founder
FREIBERGER HABER LLP
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Principal
Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber
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Partner
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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Partner
Harwood Feffer LLP
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Associate
Harwood Feffer LLP
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Associate
Hecht & Associates, P.C.
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Education
Hofstra University
J.D. (1988)
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Honors: Notes and Comments Editor for the International Property Law Journal
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State University of New York - Buffalo
B.S. (1985) | Political Science
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Departmental Honors; Phi Beta Kappa
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer, Business Litigation
Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition
Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY
Recommended
The Legal 500
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Recommended
The Legal 500
Local Litigation Star
Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms and Attorneys
Local litigation star for securities work
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Recommended
The Legal 500
Local Litigation Star
Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms and Attorneys
Local litigation star for securities work
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition
Local Litigation Star
Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms and Attorneys
Local litigation star for securities work
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Recommended
The Legl 500
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition
Recommended
The Legal 500
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, Securities Litigation Committee
- Current
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New York State Bar # 2226108
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Will the Public Disclosure Bar Be the Next Provision of the False Claims Act to Be Reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court?
Wall Street Lawyer (Vol. 20, No. 12)
Does the PSLRA’s Notice Requirement Apply Solely to PSLRA Claims? Poptech v. Stewardship Investment Advisors – A Case of First Impression in the Second Circuit
Securities Litigation Report
Schleicher v. Wendt Impact: The Seventh Circuit Splits with the Fifth Circuit on Class Certification Requirements
Securities Litigation Report
Speaking Engagements
Securities Litigation 101: Commencing and Contesting a Federal Securities Class Action
New York City Association of the Bar
Served as a panelist for the program.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Freiberger Haber LLP Blog
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. I live in New York but want to sue a contractor in Puerto Rico - where do I file?
A: The venue rules in New York permit a person to file a complaint in the county in which s/he resides. Keep in mind, however, the law of Puerto Rico will probably apply. Note: if there is an agreement that contains a choice of law and a venue clause, then the contract would most likely govern (assuming the contract provides that its provision is without regard to a conflict of laws analysis).
Q. If I deposit cash into my child's UTMA account after she turns 21, is that deposit considered my daughter's UTMA Funds?
A: As a general rule, once money is deposited into an UTMA account, it is irrevocable. In other words, the money cannot be returned to the person who deposited the money. This is so even when the child reaches the age of majority. You should discuss your situation with your bank and your daughter. The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.
Q. Hi if DHL courier lost my travel documents and am unable to travel anymore what grounds can I approach them on
A: You should check your receipt or other documentation. Typically, carriers limit their liability for loss of property. Also, you may have agreed to arbitrate your claims. Other than the cost of replacing the lost papers, it does not appear that you sustained any damages (such as identity theft). You should consult with a lawyer to review the papers and opine on your options. The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.
Q. a friend/homeless person wants to use my address to receive mail. What are my liabilities?
A: As my colleague notes, you may be exposing yourself to fraud. Also, if your friend causes any injury or damage on your property, you may be the responsible person. There are insurance issues too (if you have homeowners insurance). The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.
Q. Have make payment on the 1st . It falls on the weekend they're closed next Day now want to charge me interest ,legal?
A: As a general matter, due dates that fall on a weekend or holiday get pushed to the next business day. However, there is not enough information to know whether this applies to your situation. Your summary does not explain the context in which the money is owed, and whether there is an agreement that sets forth the terms of payment.
Q. CAN LAWYER BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
A: It depends on whether you and your attorney discussed the modified fee arrangement, and you authorized the modification, before the modification was made. Your summary suggests that you discussed and approved the modification. If so, there is probably not much you can do. Also, are there any writings, such as emails or texts, apart from the modification, that discuss the modification and the reasons for it? If so, these writings might be relevant. If you have not already discussed the issue with your attorney, you should do so. She may be willing to compromise or waive the additional $3,000. At a minimum, she can explain to why the cost increased above the flat fee.
Q. hi, there was a suit filed against me and an affidavit of personal service on 2/04/16. i never received the service and
A: If you can prove that you were not served, then you have a basis to vacate the judgment (and stop the wage garnishment). The re-issuance on 1/3/17 does not necessarily mean that service was made in 2016. Proof of service at the time of filing the complaint should control. Since there is a petition for wage garnishment, you should hire a lawyer to oppose the petition and vacate the judgment.
Q. I do not agree with some of the fees my broker has charged me. Do I have to pay them?
A: The short answer: Maybe. Fees are often set forth in writing. For instance, there are fees related to your account, such as account opening, closing, transfer, and maintenance fees. These fees are often set forth in account documents. In addition, there are the fees and expenses associated with each investment, such as commissions, as well as a variety of sales charges or “loads,” transfer fees, surrender charges (penalties for converting an investment to cash before a permitted time), “markups” and annual management fees. Again, these fees are typically set forth in writing. If you agreed with the investment, then you have to pay the fees and expenses associated with the investment. If however, for example, the investment was made without your consent; it is not suitable for you based upon your age, investment profile and the like; or it was not made in your best interests, then you can dispute the fees (in addition to possibly bringing an arbitration for any losses sustained by those investments). It is best to consult with an attorney who can review the documents and account information and help advise you on your options. The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.
Q. What is a securities class action? How would I find others to file together with me?
A: A securities fraud class action is a lawsuit filed by one or more investors who bought or sold a company’s securities within a specific period of time (known as a “class period”) and suffered economic injury as a result of violations of the securities laws. In cases involving misleading statements or omissions, a class period generally starts when a company makes an untrue statement of material fact about the company or fails to disclose a material fact necessary to render other statements not misleading. The class period generally ends when the truth is fully disclosed to the investing public. The plaintiff(s) that bring the action are supposed to be similarly situated; that is, they suffered damages from the same or substantially the same core set of facts. In order to bring a class action, you need to hire a lawyer. It is illegal for a non-lawyer to represent other non-lawyers. A lawyer with experience litigating securities class actions will know how to notify potential class members of the pendency of a class action or of the investigation of a company and its officers and directors for the potential filing of a class action.
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