Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews

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East Rockaway resident Marc Rovner is an experienced attorney that currently serves as the general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract, LLC. In 2015, Marc Rovner was a recipient of the Client Distinction Award, an honor that recognizes attorneys who achieve a client review average of 4.0 to 5.0.

The award is designed to recognize quality of service, value, responsiveness, and communication with clients. It is administered by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading provider of websites that connect attorneys with their peers and prospective clients. Through sites such as on Martindale.com, Lawyers.com, and Nolo.com, Martindale-Hubbell gathers ratings for attorneys and recognizes high achievers.

To enroll in the client review system at Martindale-Hubbell, an attorney must first create a profile and provide the college and law school they graduated from. The year and state where they first received bar admission is also a requirement. Once a profile is set up, it is grouped into a specific practice area to allow for comparison of attorneys with similar legal expertise. Website subscribers can then nominate former clients to submit reviews, which are treated anonymously by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Pro Bono Legal Efforts in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

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Marc Rovner, Attorney

Born in East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner is general counsel for Beta Abstract LLC. Marc Rover leverages his position as an attorney to provide pro bono legal services in his community. In 2012, he was awarded the Boston University School of Law Alumni Award for his pro bono work on behalf of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused widespread destruction across the Atlantic region, severely impacting communities in New York and New Jersey. FEMA and other agencies responded with crucial services. However, they were not the only professionals helping. Many attorneys volunteered their services, in key legal areas including the following:

Employment concerns. Many people lost their livelihoods in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Attorneys helped people access employment consulting services and address issues of employment discrimination.

Landlord and tenant disputes. Pro Bono NJ considered this area to be one of the region’s top two legal concerns following the hurricane. Some people were prohibited from entering their homes, and many landlords failed to make appropriate repairs.

FEMA appeals and insurance claims. Pro bono volunteers helped homeowners navigate the complicated processes of filing claims and appealing rulings. Some were denied FEMA assistance, and others struggled to receive sufficient funds through their homeowners or flood insurance policies.

The Children’s Rights Council – Children’s Bill of Rights

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Children’s Bill of Rights
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Attorney Marc Rovner provides general legal counsel to BETA Abstract, an insurance company near his home in East Rockaway, New York. Alongside his work as an attorney, Marc Rovner supports an array of charitable organizations in his community. He is an active volunteer with the Children’s Rights Council (CRC).

The CRC, founded in 1985, promotes the rights and best interests of children in times of marital or domestic conflict. The organization believes that having both parents actively involved in their children’s lives is in the best interests of most families. Accordingly, the council works to strengthen families and support joint custody arrangements.

The CRC created the Children’s Bill of Rights to protect children during divorce and custody battles. The document lists small courtesies that a child should be given during and after custody proceedings, such as being treated like a person rather than property. The Children’s Bill of Rights asks parents to put their children’s feelings before their legal battles and avoid using children as spies, couriers, or leverage.