David B. Haber is a rare breed—a lawyer with the skills and experience to advise global corporations combined with the entrepreneurial spirit and passion to guide startups and investors from formation through exit.
As a partner in WilmerHale’s Emerging Company Practice, Mr. Haber works with companies at all stages—from two founders dreaming in a dorm room to the world’s leading multinational corporations. He has worked with technology companies throughout his entire career, beginning in Silicon Valley during the late ’90s technology boom and now from the New York area.
From seed capital raising to expansion stage financing transactions to multibillion-dollar public/public acquisitions, his experience allows him to advise companies and investors through the entire company lifecycle.
For early-stage companies, he helps founders plan for success. This entails not only providing sound legal documentation, but delivering valuable advice as to market terms and expectations. Together with the global WilmerHale team, Mr. Haber connects young companies to a vast network of people—ranging from accountants to venture capitalists—who can help them succeed.
Mr. Haber’s 20 years of experience, good judgment and top-rated technical skills allow him to successfully advise later-stage companies and investors. He has worked on more than 100 M&A deals ranging from public/public acquisitions to 9-figure venture-backed exits to smaller bolt-on acquisitions for today’s up-and-coming technology leaders.
Working with a variety of clients, such as technologists, venture capitalists and corporate executives, Mr. Haber keeps his audience in mind when providing clear, actionable advice.
Since 2006, Mr. Haber has served as an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches second-year courses on venture capital/angel investing and entrepreneurial law to MBA candidates.
- JD, University of Arizona College of Law, 1997
- BA, The University of Arizona, 1993
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