run a firm. According to his partners in
Miami, he’s got the heart, too.
“When a client is in town visiting, he
always insists they stay at his house, and
I’ve seen him do that with his co-counsel,
too,” says Mark Heise, a Boies Schiller
partner in Miami. “He opens his home and
his heart. I’ve never seen that before.”
The Zack-Boies law firm merger isn’t
their only joint venture involving wine.
Several years ago the two attorneys
acquired a Napa Valley property where
they planted a few acres of cabernet
sauvignon grapes and now take
vacations. They call it the Refuge. “I like
putting on jeans and getting my hands
dirty,” Zack says.
Whenever Boies comes to Miami, Zack
takes him to dinner at the Capital Grille
and pulls a special bottle out of his
personal wine locker next to the maitre
d’s desk, just below the locker belonging
to Miami Heat president Pat Riley. It’s a
1997 Chateau St Jean Cinq Cépages, the
same wine they drank after their short-
lived Bush v. Gore victory in Florida. He’s
only got a couple bottles left.