Robert L. Sobel



Robert L. Sobel is Senior Vice President of the Commercial Insurance division in the Fair Lawn, NJ, office of Cook Maran, which he established in 2002. He specializes in providing intensive risk management counseling to private and public middle-market organizations in the manufacturing, real estate, transportation, distribution, private equity and alternative energy and technology sectors. He has advised numerous multigenerational family businesses, helping them identify and mitigate their exposures to loss and providing solutions to the unique liability exposures created when merging or selling their organizations or making strategic acquisitions.

Before joining Cook Maran, Robert was associated with Fleet Insurance Services, part of Fleet Boston Financial. The firm was previously known as Summit Insurance Advisors, which was created when Summit Bancorp purchased Ross and Company in Fairfield, NJ. Robert was associated with Ross and Company since 1989, becoming a shareholder in 1993.

He began his insurance career as an account executive at Benisch & Company after graduating magna cum laude from Boston University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in communications. He currently resides in Wyckoff, NJ, with his wife, Nina, and their two children.

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