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:

Friday, August 10, 2018

The NHL Career of Eddie Giacomin

A native of East Rockaway, New York, Marc Rovner is a senior staff attorney with BETA Abstract LLC and recently earned the Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion Silver Award. A passionate fan of the New York Rangers, Marc Rovner was recently featured in an article on the Official Madison Square Garden Blog, where he discussed his family's shared fandom of the Rangers.

In 1970, Rovner’s father took him to his first-ever Rangers game, where Eddie Giacomin was the goaltender. A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Giacomin sustained second- and third-degree burns over much of his lower body as a teenager. While doctors told him to forget about a career in hockey, that only made him more determined. After playing in an industrial men's league for some time, he tried out for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings in 1958, but soon after moved to Washington to play in the Eastern Hockey League. In 1965, while playing with the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League, he was acquired by the Rangers.

Giacomin got off to a difficult start in his NHL career, as he registered 3.66 goals against average in 36 games with the Rangers and was even sent back to the AHL for a two-week stint. However, he was much better the following season and continued to improve up to 1971, when he won the Vezina Trophy as the National Hockey League's top goaltender. Giacomin played with the Rangers until 1976, and spent the final three years of his career with the Red Wings. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion Award Levels

Marc Rovner is an East Rockaway, New York-based attorney who supervises the legal department at BETA Abstract, LLC, as general counsel and also serves as director of business development. Attorney Marc Rovner has claimed a number of awards that recognize his high quality of legal service, overall value, and responsiveness.

Mr. Marc Rovner’s most recent professional awards as an attorney include the 2018 Client Champion Silver Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell, an award he also claimed in 2017. Founded in 1868, Martindale-Hubbell helps consumers identify top-quality lawyers through a network of websites and tools that include attorney profiles and consumer reviews. In turn, the firm’s Client Champion awards honor attorneys who have garnered excellent client reviews from this network. 

Client Champion awards are based on the number of total client reviews received and the quality of those reviews over a 24-month period. Attorneys who maintain excellent reviews are eligible for one of three Client Champion award levels. The Silver level honors attorneys with a score of at least 4.0 and three reviews at a minimum, while the Gold level recognizes those with six reviews and a score of 4.2 or above. Lastly, the Platinum tier honors attorneys with 10 reviews at a minimum and a score of 4.5 or higher.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell Client Ratings Help Clients Find Attorneys

Hailing from East Rockaway, New York, Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and business development director for BETA Abstract, LLC, a multimillion-dollar title insurance company. An accomplished attorney known for providing attentive customer service, Marc Rovner has won consecutive years of Client Distinction awards from and for earning perfect 5.0 review ratings from clients. 

Martindale-Hubbell offers two ways for attorneys to receive reviews and ratings to market their services. Peer review ratings are completed by other attorneys, and client review ratings come from individual consumers who have used an attorney’s services. The client review ratings give potential clients a sense of the attorney’s customer service level. 

To review an attorney, past clients anonymously answer questions, such as “Would you recommend the services of the attorney or law firm?” They also have the chance to rate the attorney’s communication ability, responsiveness, customer service, and value on a scale of 1 to 5. The surveys, which take about five minutes to complete, are available by clicking on the review link on the attorney’s Martindale profile page.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Difference between Titles and Deeds

East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner has served as the director of business development and senior staff attorney for BETA Abstract LLC since 1998. As such, Marc Rovner of East Rockaway oversees the Legal Department for the title insurance company and is responsible for developing the business into offices in New Jersey, New York, and Florida.

Many people use “title” and “deed” interchangeably, but the terms refer to two separate legal concepts.

A deed is a type of legal document. It must be written and contain the title of the document, place, date, terms and conditions, jurisdiction, details of all parties involved, and signature of witnesses and parties. Deeds are used to confirm that a property title or other asset is being transferred from one person to another person. Since they are legal documents, the local assessor’s office or courthouse must record the deed, otherwise they are not fully binding.

A title, by contrast, is a legal term as opposed to a written document. It says that someone has a right to own and use the property in question. In many cases, a title is more powerful because it shows who is the true owner of a property. Due to this, many people purchase title insurance. Insurance protects property owners from financial loss in the event any title problems arise after property is purchased. Moreover, mortgage lenders or banks typically require some title insurance.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award

As general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract, LLC, East Rockaway resident Marc Rovner is tasked with the complete oversight of the multimillion-dollar title insurance company’s legal department. Over the course of his career working with clients, attorney Marc Rovner has received a number of honors and awards, including multiple client distinction awards. The Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s top resource for finding and researching quality legal professionals, is presented only to legal professionals who have established and maintained a client satisfaction rating between 4.0 and 5.0. The organization takes a number of additional factors into account when distributing the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, including the quality of service and the overall value of services rendered to clients, how responsive a legal professional is to his or her client’s needs, and the attorney’s ability to effectively communicate with clients and other relevant parties. Mr. Rover’s Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award was given in recognition of a perfect 5.0 client review rating. He has received additional client distinction honors from organizations such as AV, AV Preeminent, Distinguished, and Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. For more information, visit