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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

Residents needed to run

The Garden City East Nominating Committee is seeking residents of the East who are interested in being interviewed for the positions of village mayor, village trustee and school board trustee. These positions are subject to election by all village residents. The village mayoral and trustee terms are for two years beginning on April 6, 2015 and the school board trustee term is for three years beginning on July 1, 2015.

Any resident of the East who is interested in being considered for one of these positions must submit a letter of intent and a resume. This submission should note the position being sought; include their name, contact information, a statement explaining their reason for interest in the position, a summary of their professional background and other qualifications, including, although not required, current or prior involvement in village or school board positions or initiatives.

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.


Sports

High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.


Calendar

 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



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