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Ms. Amy Habie

Wrong Amy Habie?

Chief Financial Officer

Local Address: Armonk, New York, United States
Boies , Schiller & Flexner LLP
575 Lexington Ave. 7Th Floor
New York, New York 10022
United States

Company Description: Boies, Schiller & Flexner manages all forms of employment-related litigation, including cases involving executive termination, employment discrimination, executive...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Owner
    Nical
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Boies' law firm
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Habie has been found in civil ...
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Habie has been found in civil contempt seven times and fined at least $700,000 for violating court orders.
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Since then, Habie has been accused of violating it numerous times.
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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.
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Several months later, Habie and Lewis had a falling out, and Lewis refused to renew his contract as her consultant.
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Habie stopped payment on the note.
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Habie 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.
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Then, Gerber received notice that Greenberg Traurig, his wife's employer, would be representing Habie, Bilton and Nical.
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The odyssey began in 1996, when Lewis sold his gardening business to Boca Raton resident Amy Habie.
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Months later, Habie sued Lewis, claiming that Lewis was violating a noncompete agreement by stealing clients.
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Habie was represented by Boies, who was with Cravath, Swaine & Moore at the time.
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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.
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Habie, who owns 50 percent, is the chief financial officer of Boies Schiller.
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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.
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Boies, 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.
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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.
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According to Lewis, Boies knew Habie from representing her in an early 1990s divorce and child custody battle with her ex-husband, a Guatemalan textile manufacturer.
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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.
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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.
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Throughout the litigation, Habie and her attorneys have been sanctioned nine times by six different judges for violating at least 13 court orders related to the settlement and discovery orders.
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But Crow also ruled that Boies had violated Florida Bar rules by financing Habie's litigation.
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There was no evidence that Habie had a contingency agreement with Boies' firm and Habie is far from poor, Judge Crow said.
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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.
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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.
Additionally, the Firm will be donating ...
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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 BSF CFO Amy Habie.
News - Firm Newsletter - Firm Report Dev Jan 2010 - Fundraising Efforts Underway by BS&F to Aid the People of Haiti - Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
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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.
But the two sides had a ...
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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.
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Habie was Boies Schillers chief financial officer.
Law.com - Criminal Trial Looms in Boies-Related Gardener Fight
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Last week, Judge Amy Smith found Palm Beach, Fla., landscaper Amy Habie, who is also officially the chief financial officer of Armonk, N.Y.-based Boies Schiller & Flexner, in civil contempt for violating a previous court order to not contact any protected clients of Scott Lewis' Gardening & Trimming Inc.
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The judge found that Habie, who owns Nical of Palm Beach, had 17 phone contacts with a Lewis client during the time the client was on the court-ordered protected list.
For a long period, Habie was represented by David Boies and his high-powered firm on a pro bono basis.
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Habie also faces a criminal trial on the same charges.
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Habie already has been arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the charges, Gershman said.
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Judge Smith found Habie and her company liable for $500,000 in fines to be paid to Scott Lewis and his wife, Carol Lewis, and Scott Lewis Gardening & Trimming Inc.
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Smith exonerated Habie on a separate charge of violating discovery orders.
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Smith also ordered Habie to pay some of Lewis' legal fees and costs, which Lewis estimates to be about $200,000.
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Calls to Boies Schiller were referred to Rogow and Alan Dimond, a partner at Greenberg Traurig who is also representing Nical and Habie in the case.
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The dispute between Habie and Lewis initially reached a settlement in 1998, with both sides agreeing to "refrain from directly or indirectly contacting, communicating with, targeting, disturbing, interfering with or soliciting one another's customers."
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But in the years since, Habie and her company have been held in contempt for violating that agreement seven times.
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According to Rogow, much of the problem with Habie's repeated violations stems from the limitations placed on her landscaping company by the original agreement.
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Habie and Lewis have been involved in litigation over their competing Palm Beach County lawn care businesses for more than a decade.
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In 1996, Habie purchased the assets of Lewis' previous business, also named Scott Lewis Gardening & Trimming, for $800,000.
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Habie sued for breach of contract in October 1996.
Boies' firm represented Habie on a pro bono basis.Over the years, Boies Schiller & Flexner has spent more than $4.5 million in billable hours representing a company that is only worth $1 million, according to depositions in the case.
There have been 10 contempt of court charges filed against Nical, Habie or others involved in the case.
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Last year, Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jonathan Gerber disqualified Boies Schiller & Flexner from continuing to represent Nical and Habie because financial ties between David Boies, his firm and Habie limited the firm's independent professional judgment.
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Last year, Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jonathan Gerber disqualified Boies Schiller & Flexner from continuing to represent Nical and Habie because financial ties between David Boies, his firm and Habie limited the firm's independent professional judgment.
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A Florida Bar disciplinary action in 2003 against Boies related to his representation of Habie was dismissed.
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Habie was hired as chief financial officer of Boies Schiller & Flexner in September 2000.
A few months earlier, she and Boies were involved in a Federal Election Commission settlement.She and Boies were accused of persuading other people to make political campaign contributions and then repaying them the amounts in order to dodge federal campaign contribution limits.
In a 1999 opinion, the FEC ordered Habie to pay a $50,000 fine and pay $61,500 -- the amount of the contributions made by other people to the re-election campaigns of Sen.
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This past March, Lewis deposed Boies about his relationship with Habie, the FEC ruling and her subsequent employment by the Boies Schiller law firm.
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"It's too coincidental that this famous law firm hired Habie right after she fell on her sword for David Boies," said Lewis.
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