Sunday, December 16, 2018

Nearly 50 Years of New York Rangers Fandom

The recipient of a 2018 Client Champion Silver Award from Martindale-Hubbell, Marc Rovner is an East Rockaway, New York-based attorney who serves as director of business development with BETA Abstract. When not working, Marc Rovner enjoys attending New York Rangers games; as a season ticket holder, his connection with the team was profiled in a recent Madison Square Garden Company blog post.

Rovner's father became a Rangers season ticket holder nearly 50 years ago, and the East Rockaway attorney has continued the family tradition: he and his family can be found in section 113 at every home game. That section has become something of a second family, as Rovner and his four children have formed lifelong friendships with some of the individuals sitting nearby. They have even taken road trips with one of the other families in the section.

Rovner vividly remembers his first time attending a game at Madison Square Garden. It was February 8, 1970, and the Rangers scored a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. His dad's favorite player, Eddie Giacomin, was the goaltender that night, and Donnie Marshall scored the first goal. His first memory of the Rangers is just as special as subsequent memories, like Pete Stemkowski's triple-overtime playoff goal in 1971, the Rangers' 1979 playoff victory over the rival New York Islanders, and the 1994 Stanley Cup run. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Longtime Rangers Fan Featured on MSG Blog

Attorney Marc Rovner, a resident of East Rockaway, New York, oversees the legal department of BETA Abstract LLC as general counsel and director of business development. A lifelong ice hockey fan, Marc Rovner of East Rockaway has followed and attended every one of the New York Rangers’ home playoff games since 1978. 

In an article posted on the official Madison Square Garden blog, Rovner is pictured wearing a New York Rangers blue home breakaway jersey and matching hat. He watches with intent as his favorite players skate across the ice during one of the 1,400 Rangers games he has attended since 1970. 

Rovner recalls the day in February of 1970 when he and his father witnessed the Rangers win 5-1 over the LA Kings. His father, Errol, held season tickets and collected box scores and articles to share with the rest of the family. Rovner now holds four seats at the west end of the rink, continuing his family’s tradition. Visit to read the full article.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Overview of Title Insurance in Real Estate

A senior staff attorney at BETA Abstract LLC, Marc Rovner is a longtime resident of East Rockaway, New York, home of his beloved ice hockey team the New York Rangers. In addition to overseeing BETA’s business development in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, Marc Rovner of East Rockaway has taught a course on title insurance at Hofstra University.

In real estate, title insurance protects both the owner and any lenders against financial loss due to any faults in the title to a property. Unlike traditional insurance, which protects against future claims, title insurance covers claims for past errors and occurrences, including forgery, unpaid mortgages and taxes, omitted heirs, and limitations on the use of the property. Property owners and outright purchasers of property may elect to obtain a title insurance policy. However, property buyers who borrow money to make the purchase are required to secure title insurance to protect the lender from potential liability in case the seller fails to transfer the ownership rights. Title insurance requires a one-time payment, which is generally initiated in escrow after a purchase agreement has been completed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BU Law Achieves 91.5 Percent Passing Rate in Massachusetts Bar Exam

East Rockaway, New York-based attorney Marc Rovner serves as the director of business development at BETA Abstract LLC. Marc Rovner of East Rockaway earned both his undergraduate degree a Magna Cum Laude B.A. in political science and his juris doctor from Boston University (BU).

Founded in 1872, the BU School of Law admits nearly 700 students yearly to its full-time juris doctor, dual degree, and master of laws programs. In the July 2018 Massachusetts Bar Exam, the school excelled with a 91.5 percent passage rate, second only to Harvard Law School. BU Law had a total of 126 first-time takers and 130 examinees overall. 

The school delivers the best learning experience and career opportunities to students from the day they are admitted to the moment they graduate. BU Law alumni have found career success working for government institutions, nonprofit organizations, state and federal courts, small firms, and large corporations. Attorney Marc Rovner Of East Rockaway passed the New York Bar on his first attempt in 1988 in keeping with his alma matta’s success.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Client Distinction Award Places Attorney Marc Rovner in Elite Group

Marc Rovner of East Rockaway, New York, is an attorney who has served clients of the major title insurance firm Beta Abstract, LLC, as general counsel and director of business development for the past 20 years. The recipient of multiple professional recognitions, Attorney Marc Rovner was honored in 2015. 2016, 2017 and 2018 with a Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for his exceptionally high rating by clients in terms of overall value, quality of service, communication skills, and responsiveness to their needs. Only a small fraction of the approximately one million attorneys listed by the professional rating service achieve this level of client satisfaction.

Client reviews on Martindale-Hubbell are a rich source of information, based on the experiences of real people, as to whether or not a given attorney or firm is the right one for a particular prospective client. These reviews are anonymous, and ask prior and current clients to use a five-point numerical rating system to gauge their interactions with an attorney, with “1” being the lowest rating and “5” the highest.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tourist Attractions in Barcelona

Attorney Marc Rovner is the general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract LLC, a company based in Oceanside, New York that provides real estate title insurance and related services. When he is not working or volunteering in the East Rockaway community, Marc Rovner enjoys traveling to international locations such as Barcelona, Spain.

One of the most popular tourist cities in the world, Barcelona holds numerous cultural, historical, and culinary attractions that draw millions of visitors each year. One of the most popular tourist destinations is Las Ramblas, a major boulevard that passes through the central part of the city. 

Las Ramblas is lined with shops, restaurants, and theaters. Here are three can’t-miss attractions on the boulevard:

- Gran Teatre del Liceu. Opera aficionados can buy tickets to a performance at the Liceu, one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Since opening to great fanfare in 1847, the Las Ramblas theater has played host to singers such as Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Callas.

- Miro’s Mosaic. Close to the Liceu stands a world-famous piece of art that many travelers walk over without noticing. The piece, a pavement mosaic representing the cosmos by the Spanish artist Joan MirĂ³, lies at the midway point of Las Ramblas in Pla de l’Os. 

- Columbus Monument. Located at the southernmost tip of Las Ramblas, this monument (locally known as Mirador de Colom) was erected in 1888 to honor Christopher Columbus, whose journeys to North America were sponsored by the Spanish monarchy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rangers Fans Prepare for Another Season at the Garden

East Rockaway resident Marc Rovner has spent more than two decades as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract, LLC, a multimillion-dollar title insurance company based in Oceanside. Outside of his professional activities, Attorney Marc Rovner supports East Rockaway-area community organizations and attends New York Rangers games as a season ticket holder.

Playing at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers have experienced a number of highs and lows over the course of nearly a century, from a seven-season playoff drought between 1997 and 2004 to four Stanley Cup wins and an additional seven Finals appearances, as recently as 2014.

In recent years, Madison Square Garden has changed its approach to season ticket sales, a move that has involved enticing new fans with added partial season options while at the same time selling a greater number of tickets to individual games. The venue will host the inaugural game of the Rangers’ 93rd season, which kicks off in a match against the Nashville Predators. Attorney Marc Rovner was featured in a recent MSG article about the passion of being a New York Rangers fan. It can be seen at: