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.

Richard Cobb


Richard S. Cobb

Founding Partner

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Practice Areas: Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring and Bankruptcy Litigation

A named and founding partner of Landis Rath & Cobb LLP, Rick practices in the areas of Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring and Bankruptcy Litigation.  Rick is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating system, signifying the highest level of professional excellence.  He has more than twenty years of experience as primary and co-counsel representing secured and unsecured creditors (such as sole or significant suppliers), secured lenders, debtors-in-possession, unsecured creditors’ committees, directors and officers, surety companies, and asset purchasers.  Rick appears for clients in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and other bankruptcy courts in the United States.

Regarded as a Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Restructuring by Chambers USA, Rick is admitted to practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Delaware State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Rick graduated from Moravian College in 1987 and Villanova University School of Law in 1992. He has practiced in Delaware since graduating from law school, first with Duane Morris & Heckscher LLP (now Duane Morris LLP) as an associate, and then with Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling PC (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC), achieving shareholder status in March 2002. Rick founded Landis Rath & Cobb LLP with Adam Landis and Dan Rath in July 2003.


Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Moravian College, B.A., 1987

Admissions to Practice

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Memberships & Associations

American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Chambers USA – 2014-2021
Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware
Best Lawyers® 2017-2022
Martinadale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators: Bankruptcy-Delaware


Building the Best of Both Worlds, American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today, March 2019


Anything But Bankruptcy – Revisited – American Bankruptcy Institute, Mid-Atlantic Conference, August 1, 2008
Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fryer: Today’s Restaurant and the Challenges Ahead – American Bankruptcy Institute, 22nd Annual Winter Leadership Conference, December 10, 2010

Selected Representations

Chapter 11 Committees:

Aegis Mortgage
Ascendia Brands, Inc.
Atrium Windows and Doors
Delta Financial
GeM Solutions
Global Power Equipment Group
Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc.
PJ Finance
Quicksilver Resources, Inc. (Received M&A Turnaround Award)
ResMAE Mortgage
Tribune Company
Tuscany International Holdings

Asset Purchasers:

AWI Delaware, Inc., et al.
Borden Chemicals & Plastics
Bruno’s Supermarkets
Central Grocers, Inc., et al.
Claim Jumper Restaurants
Eclipse Aviation Corp.
Fleming Companies
Joan Fabrics
Orbcom Communications
Penn Traffic Company
Simmons Bedding Company
Steel Heddle
Synova Healthcare Group

Chapter 11 Debtors:

American Laser Centers
Argos Therapeutics, Inc.
CLARK Material Handling Company
MPC Computers
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
Pegus ARG Enterprises, Inc. (Black Angus Steakhouse)

Chapter 7 Debtors:

English Equestrian
Jack K. Elrod Company
LecStar Telecom

Significant Creditors, Lenders and Other Parties In Interest:

Allen Family Foods
A&P Supermarkets
Associated Wholesalers (Lender and Asset Purchaser)
AWI Delaware, Inc., et al.
Belle Foods (Lenders and Major Creditors)
Bi-Lo LLC (Major Creditor)
Bolder Technologies
Bruno’s Supermarkets (Major Creditor and Asset Purchaser)
Budget Group
Dura Automotive
DVI, Inc.
Enduro Resource Partners LLC, et al.
Exide Technologies
Fruit of the Loom
Garden Ridge
Hancock Fabrics
Hilltop Energy, LLC
Hines Horticulture
HQ Global Holdings
iBAHN Holdings
IT Group
Just For Feet
Landsource Communities Development LLC
Marsh Supermarkets Holding, LLC, et al. (Supplier)
Mattress Firm, Inc.
Nations Rent
New York State Teamsters Litigation
Owens Corning
Penn Traffic Company
Reddy Ice
Southeastern Grocers, LLC
Strauss Auto
Toltec (Surety Company)
Tops Holding Corporation II, et al.
Trident Microsystems
VeraSun Energy
Verso Corporation, et al.
WCI Communities
White Rose, Inc. (Secured Lender and Asset Purchaser)
Winstar Communications
WL Homes
WR Grace