Paul S. Haberman, Esq.

Paul S. Haberman



Tel: (201) 564-0590



New York
New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey




American University, B.A., Political Science
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
Blockchain Council, Certification, “Blockchain and the Law”


Paul S. Haberman, Esq., is the principal/owner of the Law Offices of Paul S. Haberman LLC. An accomplished legal writer and lecturer, he has extensive experience representing individuals, companies, and institutions in the medical, hospitality, retail, consumer, real estate, sports and other industries in both federal and state courts, where he has secured scores of victories in dispositive motion practice and a range of favorable outcomes on trial, on appeal, and through negotiation. His firm provides clients dedicated, individualized service to meet their business needs.


In the health care industry, Paul S. Haberman has represented clients on a wide array of litigation and transactional matters. His experience includes the defense and prosecution of medical malpractice, civil RICO, medical licensing, and insurance fraud cases in both federal and state courts.  He has drafted and negotiated medical employment and services agreements and advised clients on regulatory health care issues. Haberman also brings special experience to the sports law world as a former New York State‐licensed boxing manager.  He is the author of over 70 articles on legal and regulatory issues in combat sport, a frequent lecturer on individual sports contract issues, and a seasoned representative of individuals and entities involved in sport.


Paul S. Haberman was selected by Super Lawyers for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 “New York Metro Area Rising Stars” list and the 2017 and 2018 “New Jersey Rising Stars” list. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in New York or New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive that honor. He also receives an “excellent” rating on Avvo.


Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Norwood Planning Board (2023-Present)
  • Board Member, Norwood Zoning Board of Adjustment (2021-2023)
  • Councilman, Borough of Norwood, New Jersey (2018-2021)
  • Advisor, The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation
  • Former Sports Law Committee Chair, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Counsel, Norwood Parent Teachers Organization
  • Assistant Coach, Norwood Tee-Ball and Recreational Girls Basketball



Paul is a frequent CLE lecturer on a variety of topics, including federal and state dispositive motion practice, discovery motion practice, representation of athletes in individual sports, and the drafting and negotiation of physician employment agreements.


Representative Cases/Decisions

  •  GWG MCA Capital, Inc. v. NuLook Capital, LLC, 2020 WL 10508196 (Eastern District of New York, June 20, 2020)
  • Solid Oak Sketches, LLC v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 16-cv-00724 (LTS) (Southern District of New York, March 30, 2018)
  • Edie v. Portland Orthopaedics, 14-cv-07350 (NRB) (Southern District of New York, March 22, 2016)
  • Nelson v. Ettenson, 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 32812(U) (Supreme Court, Westchester County 2014)
  • Mercado v. The City of New York, 08-cv-02855 (BSJ)(HBP) (Southern District of New York, December 5, 2011)
  • Thompson v. The Dept of Corrections, 09-cv-01038 (Northern District of New York, September 19, 2011)
  • Kennedy v. New York Presbyterian Hospital, 09 Civ. 6256 (RMB), NYLJ 1202508862279 (Southern District of New York, July 6, 2011)
  • White v. Rosenberg, 07-cv-01807 (LAK)(KNF) (Southern District of New York, February 25, 2010)
  • Sweeper v. Tavera, 08 Civ. 6372 (HB) (Southern District of New York, September 21, 2009)
  • Hartline v. Gallo, 564 F.3d 95 (United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2008)
  • Ilyaich v. Bankers Life Ins., 47 A.D.3d 614 (New York Appellate Division, Second Department, 2008)


Professional Accolades

  • Super Lawyers’ “New Jersey Rising Stars” List in 2017 and 2018
  • Super Lawyers’ “New York Metro Area Rising Stars” List in 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Avvo “Excellent” rating
  • Certified as a “Blockchain and Law Professional” by Blockchain Council in 2023


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