Scott Haber is an "outstanding" lawyer who is "incredibly experienced, smart and easy to work with," market sources say. His practice focuses on private equity matters and he recently worked with Genstar Capital in its disposal of PRA Holdings to KKR.Chambers USA 2015

Scott R. Haber

San Francisco
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA

Scott Haber is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and is the Local Chair of the firm's Corporate Department. He previously served on the firm's global Executive Committee and as Managing Partner of the San Francisco office.

Mr. Haber has experience representing public and private corporations and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions, and advising on securities laws compliance and general corporate matters. He also advises boards of directors on corporate planning (e.g., shareholder rights plans). 

Mr. Haber has represented financial and strategic buyers and sellers in numerous private and public company M&A transactions in a wide variety of industries, including retail, healthcare and manufacturing. Representative clients of Mr. Haber's include Safeway Inc. and private equity firms Genstar Capital and Spectrum Equity Investors.

Mr. Haber’s work in M&A and Private Equity earned him recognition in The Legal 500 US  2008, and in the 2011-15 Chambers USA guides for Corporate/M&A: Private Equity in California.

Prior to joining the firm in 1985, Mr. Haber served as Law Clerk to Judge Richard J. Cardamone of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Mr. Haber's experience includes representing:

  • Safeway Inc. in its pending $9.4B sale to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
  • Safeway Inc. in the sale of its Canadian operations to Sobeys Inc. and its parent company Empire Company Limited
  • Seamless North America in its merger with GrubHub, both leading providers of mobile and online portals that provide restaurant information and services
  • Univita Health, Inc. in its acquisition of All-Med Services of Florida, a provider of home-based care management
  • Spectrum Equity Investors in the sale of QTC Management, Inc., a provider of outsourced disability evaluations for government agencies
  • Genstar Capital, LLC in its sale of label manufacturer, Fort Dearborn Company
  • Genstar Capital, LLC in its acquisition of MW Holdings, a manufacturer of highly engineered springs and fasteners
  • Grocery Outlet, Inc. in its recapitalization with private equity firm, Berkshire Partners LLC