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:

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

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Benefits of Title Insurance

An East Rockaway resident, Attorney Marc Rovner is responsible for business development across New York, New Jersey, and Florida and oversees the legal department at BETA Abstract, LLC. In addition to his responsibilities as an established attorney, Marc Rovner is a professional educator and teaches real estate and title insurance law-related continuing education courses.

Title insurance, a type of indemnity insurance, provides financial protection from losses that may result from flaws in a property’s title. It commonly comes in two primary forms: lender’s title insurance, which protects the lender, and owner’s title insurance, which protects the buyer in a real estate transaction.

While there are differences from one policy to another, the benefits of title insurance generally include coverage against claims arising from issues that could have been identified in public records and those arising from issues that could not be identified in public records. Other parties to real estate transactions benefit as well. Lenders benefit in that their mortgage investments are protected from loss due to title-related defects, while sellers enjoy greater marketability and protection from financial damage when selling homes with title insurance policies in place.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Client Champion Award Recognizes Outstanding Client Services

An experienced attorney native to East Rockaway, New York, Marc Rovner serves as director of business development for BETA Abstract and oversees the company’s entire legal department. Marc Rovner’s skill as an attorney and dedication to his clients earned him the Client Champion Silver Distinction from Martindale-Hubbell in 2017. 

The Client Champion Award celebrates attorneys with a reputation of outstanding services to their clients and honors those who consistently receive positive Martindale-Hubbell reviews. Distributed based on review quality and quantity, the award distinguishes recipients as legal professionals with a commitment to excellent client services. Awards also reflect current reviews, and Martindale-Hubbell conducts assessments of recipients twice a year to adjust them accordingly. 

Three levels of the Client Champion award are presented based on reviews and average score: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Attorneys must receive at least three reviews and an average score of 4.0 or higher for a Silver, and six reviews with a 4.2 or higher average score for Gold. A Platinum award requires at least 10 reviews and an average score of 4.5 or higher. After bestowing the award, Martindale-Hubbell will consider reviews from the last 24 months moving forward.

Friday, January 19, 2018

CRC's Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce Seminar

An experienced East Rockaway, New York-based attorney, Marc Rovner serves as director of business development with multi-million-dollar title insurance company BETA Abstract, LLC. In addition to his professional pursuits as an attorney, Marc Rovner supports the Children's Rights Council (CRC), which honored him with the Man of the Year Award in 2004.

Established in 1985 with the goal of strengthening families and protecting children's relationships with both parents regardless of their marital status, CRC operates advocacy and access centers that can serve as neutral transfer-of-custody locations and allow for supervised visitations. Additionally, CRC runs programming such as Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce, a four- to six-hour seminar that tackles issues related to what is known as divorce abuse.

While divorce can be tough for all family members, it's the responsibility of the parents to maintain a sense of strength and positivity, as negative attitudes can jeopardize a child's well-being. Divorce abuse happens when parents unintentionally or intentionally create an emotionally abusive environment by refusing to value the other parent, putting the child in the middle of divorce-related conflict, and using the child as leverage in conflicts with the other parent. In the seminar, parents are encouraged to accept responsibility for their actions and create a more nurturing post-divorce environment for their children through communication techniques and other learned skills.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Importance of Purchasing a Pet from a Rescue Shelter

An accomplished New York attorney, East Rockaway resident Marc Rovner graduated from Boston University with Magna Cum Laude honors in addition to achieving eight consecutive semesters on the dean's list. Currently, Marc Rovner serves as an attorney and director of business development for BETA Abstract in Oceanside, where he is also an active supporter of Puppy Love Pet Rescue.

Over the years, Mr. Rovner has assisted in the adoption of over 100 puppies through his work with Puppy Love Pet Rescue. A nonprofit organization, Puppy Love Pet Rescue provides animal rescue and refuge throughout Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, and Union counties in New Jersey. 

The organization’s primary purpose is to coordinate the placement of homeless animals with loving families to avoid abusive situations and euthanasia. By adopting a pet through Puppy Love Pet Rescue, an individual can save two animals. Each adoption opens up space for another animal to be saved. In addition, purchasing from a shelter avoids over breeding and other inhumane conditions that are present in many backyard and commercial canine breeding facilities. Another benefit of adoption is that individuals can avoid the high cost of purchasing a dog with “papers.” For further information on pet adoption, visit