Landis Rath & Cobb LLP is a premier boutique law firm concentrating on commercial bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and business litigation. We provide sophisticated legal advice and services to national, international and local clients in and out of federal and state courts. Our proven record of success is backed by a commitment to advocate for our clients' interests with personalized service and expert counsel.

Adam Landis


Adam G. Landis

Founding Partner
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Practice Areas: Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Bankruptcy Transactions, Bankruptcy Litigation

With more than twenty-five years of experience in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, Adam’s practice includes first-chair and co-counsel representation of debtors, official and unofficial committees, secured lenders and other secured creditors, indenture trustees and bondholders, unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, officers and directors, equity holders, liquidating trusts and plan administrators in a variety of national bankruptcy cases, primarily in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Admitted to practice in Delaware, New York, and Massachusetts, Adam was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP before moving to Delaware in 1995 to join Duane Morris & Heckscher LLP (now Duane Morris LLP), where he became a partner in January 2000.  He was a shareholder at Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling PC (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC) from March 2000 to July 2003, when he founded Landis Rath & Cobb LLP with Dan Rath and Rick Cobb.

Adam is recognized in Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy and has held a Band 1 rating since 2010.  Honored as a Delaware Super Lawyer from 2007 to the present, Adam lectures and writes frequently on chapter 11 bankruptcy topics.  Adam is a past Secretary, Vice Chair, and Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.


Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Bowdoin College, A.B., with honors, 1985

Admissions to Practice

New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Memberships, Associations & Professional Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware State Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Vice Chair (Commercial Section), 2010
Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Secretary, 2009
Steering Committee Delaware Views from the Bench, Co-sponsored by American Bankruptcy
Institute and Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Chair, 2011
Steering Committee Delaware Views from the Bench, Co-sponsored by American Bankruptcy
Institute and Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Member, 2008
Coalition for Bankruptcy Fairness LLC, Founding Member & Manager, 2011


Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware
Chambers USA – 2005-2018; Band 1 2010-2018
Best Lawyers® 2010-2019


American Bankruptcy Institute Journal December 2016: Be Careful What You Settle For: Rejection of an Executory Contract Can Do More than Just “Moot Out” Confirmation Objection
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal September 2014: Problems in the Code: Reimbursement of Fees and Expenses in Chapter 15 Cases
American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop September 2012, Co-Authored: Responses to Stern v. Marshall – Amending Standing Orders of Reference and Local Rules
American Bankruptcy Institute 22nd Annual Winter Leadership Conference December 2010, Selected Landlord Issues in Restaurant Reorganizations
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal June 2009, Co-Authored with Douglas E. Deutsch:  Building Blocks: An Introduction to Local Bankruptcy Rules
American Bankruptcy Institute 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop July 2008: Anything But Bankruptcy! – Revisited: Nonbankruptcy Alternatives
American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop July 2006:  Report from the Front: Creditor Committees after Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005


Bankruptcy Track: Current Issues in Bankruptcy law, Federal Bar Association for The District of Delaware 2016 Bench and Bar Conference
Crossing the T’s and Dotting the I’s: Documenting the Settlement Agreement, American Bankruptcy Institute 2014 Winter Leadership Conference
Responses to Stern v. Marshall – Amending Standing Orders of Reference and Local Rules, American Bankruptcy Institute 2012 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop
Report from the Front: Creditor Committees after Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, American Bankruptcy Institute 2006 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop

Selected Representations

Chapter 11 Debtors:

AES Thames L.L.C.
ALC Holding, Inc. (American Laser Centers)
Bertucci’s Holdings, Inc.
Brookstone Holdings
Blackstone Technology Group
CLA Hold LLC, et al.
CLARK Material Handling Company
Cognistar Corporation
HA-LO Industries, Inc.
JMO Wind Down Inc. (Jumio, Inc.)
M.P.C. Computers, LLC (Special Counsel)
Orion Refining Corporation (Special Counsel)
Pecus ARG Enterprises, Inc. (Black Angus Steakhouse)
Peekay Boutiques, Inc.
Plassein International Corp.
Rouge Industries, Inc. (Special Counsel)
SBSH Winddown, Inc. (Seastar Holdings, Inc.)
Skybus Airlines, Inc.
SW Liquidation LLC (Saladworks)
SweetskinZ Holdings, Inc.
Tri-Valley Corporation

Official and Unofficial Committees:

Arcadia Energy
AstroPower, Inc.
Cobra Industries
Factory 2U Stores, Inc. (Special Counsel)
Fansteel, Inc.
Gibson Brands, Inc., et al.
Global Power Equipment Group, Inc.
Landauer Healthcare
Long John Silver’s
Marvel Enterprises
Maxxim Medical Group, Inc. (Special Counsel)
Neoplan USA Corporation (Special Counsel)
ResMAE Mortgage Corporation
Riverstone Networks, Inc.
Rotec Industries, Inc.
Stone & Webster, Inc.
Tuscany International Holdings
THQ, Inc.
Trend Holdings, Inc.
Tribune Company

Major Creditors and Other Parties In Interest:

Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. (Major Creditor)
American Home Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (Warehouse Lender)
Aurora Foods (Secured Lender)
Burlington Industries (Secured Lender)
Cable & Wireless (Secured Lender)
CCS Medical, Inc. (Secured Lender)
Digital Domain Media Group (Secured Creditor)
Energy Future Holdings Corp. (Asset Purchaser)
ESML Holdings, Inc., et al.
Exodus Communications (Major Creditor)
Gigabeam Corporation (Secured Creditor)
GiViDi Inc. (Secured Lender)
Halt Medical, Inc. (Asset Purchaser)
Isologen, Inc. (Secured Creditor)
Just For Feet (Secured Lender)
Louise’s (Chapter 11 Trustee)
LG Phillips Display USA, Inc. (Secured Lender)
Maxus Energy Corp. (Equity Owner/Creditor)
Mervyn’s Holdings, LLC, et al. (Major Creditor)
Met-Coil, Inc. (Largest Unsecured Creditor)
Milagro Holdings, LLC, et al. (Major Creditor)
Montgomery Ward (Asset Purchaser)
NationsRent (Equipment Lessor)
New Century Financial (Warehouse Lender)
NewPage Corporation (Major Creditor)
Paragon Offshore PLC (Secured Creditor)
Pillowtex (Major Vendor)
RadioShack Corporation (Secured Creditor)
Syncardia, Inc. (Asset Purchaser)
Takata Corporation, et al. (Chapter 15)
TK Holdings Inc., et al. (Takata – Chapter 11)
Thaxton Group, Inc. (Largest Unsecured Creditor)
Trico Steel (Secured Lender)
W.P. Steele (Secured Creditor)
Wash Depot (Secured Lender)
Washington Mutual (Major Creditor/Litigation Party)
Willcox & Gibbs (Secured Lender)
Worldwide Direct (Indenture Trustee)