Vice President, Business Development & Legal Affairs

Robert Beck joined Cinnaire in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development and Legal Affairs in our Lansing office.  In his role, Bob is responsible for recruiting and managing investors in Michigan and Indiana and he also works with real estate developers on projects throughout the region. In addition, Bob is responsible for overseeing claims or litigation-related disputes involving Cinnaire and Develop Michigan, Inc. He also assists in developing company risk management protocols.

He has an extensive legal background, and prior to joining Cinnaire was a partner and shareholder in a large international law firm and later served as President of a regional law firm. His practice involved representation of national banking institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and corporate executives on diverse legal matters with a focus on complex real estate and construction-related litigation, including ancillary insurance issues. He was appointed Panel Counsel for the AIG Insurance Group, DPIC Insurance Companies, Travelers Insurance Group, and XL Professional Insurers. He also served as a Federal Court Mediator and was a Commentator for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a Fellow with the State of Michigan Bar Foundation and has been designated as Leading Lawyer in the state.

Bob volunteers with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kalamazoo. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University with a Double Major in Social Science Pre-Law and Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.