Professor Mike Haber directs the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic, which provides transactional (non-litigation) assistance to nonprofit community-based organizations and small businesses in and around Nassau County. The CED Clinic uses corporate, finance, real estate and tax law as tools in community-led efforts to improve the economic, social, physical and environmental condition of low-income neighborhoods.
Before coming to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Professor Haber was a senior staff attorney in the CED Unit at Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A (Brooklyn A), where his work focused on affordable housing development, nonprofit lobbying and political activity compliance, nonprofit mergers and acquisitions, and green building law. He has also previously worked as an adjunct instructor of the CED Clinic at CUNY School of Law. Professor Haber began his career at Brooklyn A through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP. At Fordham Law School, he was a Stein Scholar and recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.
Professor Haber’s research interests include corporate governance, how social movements are affected by nonprofit corporate structures, affordable housing finance and political activities of tax-exempt organizations. He serves on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations in New York.