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Boies , Schiller & Flexner LLP
575 Lexington Ave. 7Th Floor
Boies, Schiller & Flexner (www.bsfllp.com) is one of the premier law firms in the United States, regularly serving as lead counsel in the biggest, highest-profile disputes and representing some of the world's largest and most sophisticated organizations w...
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Additionally, the Firm will be donating ...
Additionally, the Firm will be donating $16,500 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Relief Fund, as part of a contract negotiated by BSF CFO Amy Habie.
But the two sides had a ...
But the two sides had a falling out over one party allegedly bad-mouthing another to a client, and Nical executive Amy Habie sued Lewis in 1996.
Habie was Boies Schillers chief financial officer.
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Additionally, the Firm will be donating $16,500 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Relief Fund, as part of a contract negotiated by BS&F CFO Amy Habie.
Habie has been found in civil ...
Habie has been found in civil contempt seven times and fined at least $700,000 for violating court orders.
Since then, Habie
has been accused of violating it numerous times.
In March 1996, Amy Habie
of Miami bought the assets of Scott Lewis Gardening
and Trimming for $300,000 in cash and a $500,000 note.
Several months later, Habie
and Lewis had a falling out, and Lewis refused to renew his contract as her consultant.
stopped payment on the note.
also agreed not to use Lewis' name in doing business.
Later, Lewis alleged that Habie
had continued to use his name, continued to contact his clients and had interfered with the couple's business in other ways.
Then, Gerber received notice that Greenberg Traurig, his wife's employer, would be representing Habie
, Bilton and Nical
The odyssey began in 1996, when Lewis sold his gardening business to Boca Raton resident Amy Habie
Months later, Habie
sued Lewis, claiming that Lewis was violating a noncompete agreement by stealing clients.
Habie was represented by Boies, who was with Cravath, Swaine & Moore at the time.
Lewis has represented himself pro se since 2000 (a period which includes nine appeals by Boies
Schiller); Boies has represented Habie
for free throughout the proceedings.
Habie, who owns 50 percent, is the chief financial officer of Boies Schiller.
Boies spent more than $400,000 helping Amy Habie, the chief finance officer at one of his Florida offices, pursue litigation with a competing lawn maintenance business.
, 63, who represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election recount battle, is charged with providing financial assistance to a client, Amy Habie
of Miami, according to the Bar complaint.
But Scott Lewis, who has been locked in litigation with Habie for years, claims that Habie is the chief financial officer of Boies' law firm.
According to Lewis, Boies
from representing her in an early 1990s divorce and child custody battle with her ex-husband, a Guatemalan textile manufacturer.
The Boies case was referred to The Florida Bar by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge David Crow, who is overseeing the underlying contract dispute between Boies' client, Amy Habie, and Lewis, a West Palm Beach gardener.
The two have been battling in court since Lewis and his wife, Carol, sold the assets of their family gardening business to Habie
in March 1996.
Throughout the litigation, Habie
attorneys have been sanctioned nine times by six different judges for violating at least 13 court orders related to the settlement and discovery orders.
But Crow also ruled that Boies
had violated Florida Bar rules by financing Habie's
There was no evidence that Habie
had a contingency agreement with Boies' firm and Habie
is far from poor, Judge Crow said.
The case that led to the charges started out in 1996 as a breach of contract action between Amy Habie, owner of Nical of Palm Beach Inc., and Scott and Carol Lewis of Scott Lewis Gardening & Trimming.
The Boies, Schiller & Flexner firm
, based in Armonk, N.Y., and with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, has acknowledged providing years of free legal services to Habie
and paying other lawyers more than $400,000 in fees and costs to fuel the litigation.
Florida Criminal Pro Bono Attorney Results
Boies Schiller & Flexner CFO Amy Habie could face a year in jail if found guilty on criminal contempt charges arising from a long-running dispute between two landscaping companies.For a long time, Habie was represented by David Boies and his high-powered firm on a pro bono basis, but last year a judge disqualified the firm because financial ties between David Boies, his firm and Habie limited