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Boxing Ring Barrister

Attorney says

“Boxing is

like litigation”

Garden City’s Roseanne “Ro-Hammad Ali” Beovich was taken aback the first time she took a hit when preparing to box for the 10th annual LI Fight for Charity that took place last month at the Hilton in Melville. After training at the Glen Cove Boxing Club three times a week, it became easier for her to put up her dukes and get into the ring to raise money for local charities on Long Island.  

An associate attorney at Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC), a leading elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, the 28-year-old attorney picked up where her colleagues Paul Hyl, Esq. and Ken Kern, Esq., also attorneys at GDGC who boxed in the Fight for Charity several years ago, left off.

“I wanted to prove to Paul and Ken that women can box too, and maybe do it better.”  As the petite pugilist gave it her all in the ring with her opponent, American Business’s Wendy Sincuir, the GDGC staff cheered her on.

Attended by a sell-out crowd of more than 1,200 people, the LI Fight for Charity raised nearly $300,000 for the Genesis School, LI Community Chest and the National Foundation for Human Potential. Roseanne’s team raised close to $7,000 alone. “The Fight for Charity is such a fun event that raises money for great local organizations that need help,” says Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner of GDGC. “We are proud to support this event and to put up our 3rd boxer—and our 1st female boxer. Roseanne showed us all that women can be just as tough—both inside and outside the courtroom.”

An avid runner of four to five miles a day, the diminutive attorney didn’t expect boxing to be this challenging and strenuous. “I never knew it took so much skill and stamina,” says Beovich. She was also surprised to learn that once professional boxers are out of the ring, they treat each other like friends. “You might see them hugging their opponents after the fight,” she explains. “It’s similar to the courtroom in that after you argue against your opposing attorney, you shake hands and acknowledge that you are both professionals and colleagues.”

Because GDGC is dedicated to its community and to helping low-income seniors, veterans and others in need, Beovich has participated in many of the firm’s charitable activities, such as the Midnight Run to help the homeless, raising money for the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center as well as donating her time to the LI Cares Nutrition Warehouse.  

The athletically-inclined lawyer concentrates her practice in estate litigation, estate administration, appellate advocacy, guardianships and litigation in all courts throughout Long Island and the metro New York area. As a litigator, she divides her time between the health care facility representation practice group and the estate litigation department. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra University and is a member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Committee and the Nassau County Bar.

News

School board shows off improvements at Stratford

This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.

Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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