Once again, LRC is the only boutique law firm to crack the top two tiers for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Delaware
Landis Rath & Cobb LLP, a Wilmington, Delaware-based boutique law firm focusing on commercial bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and business litigation, is pleased to announce that the firm has once again received high rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA.
Chambers USA calls LRC a “highly regarded bankruptcy and litigation boutique firm that remains a major player in the Delaware market. Possesses a strong bench of attorneys who are adept at serving in both lead and co-counsel roles. Acts for a prestigious roster of debtors, creditors and asset purchasers, with particular strength in handling retail bankruptcies.” LRC co-founding partner Adam Landis is ranked in the first tier of bankruptcy practitioners in the state. The firm is the only boutique among the eight law firms ranked in the top two tiers for the practice.
Among the firm’s strengths, Chambers notes that clients comment LRC “intimately understand the jurisdiction, what strategies will likely succeed and what strategies or actions could provide challenges.” A source is also quoted as stating the firm provides advice on par with larger national firms.
Chambers USA highlights the firm’s representation of Peekay Boutiques and its affiliates as sole restructuring counsel in connection with their Chapter 11 proceedings.
Published Chambers USA comments regarding LRC attorneys include:
Adam Landis maintains his enviable reputation as “one of the smartest lawyers in Delaware.” He possesses a robust bankruptcy practice, which sees him regularly counsel debtors, lenders and creditors’ committees. A client commends his “very good demeanor and personality” and explains that “he can deal with difficult individuals and de-escalate the situation, bringing it to a conclusion that is best for the business.”
Daniel Rath “is insightful and his analysis is always spot-on” according to one source, while another remarks that he “has sound judgment and a really easygoing demeanor.” He has deep experience serving as lead and co-counsel to both defendant and plaintiff-side clients in M&A disputes and breach of fiduciary duty litigation.
Richard Cobb has notable experience with bankruptcy proceedings in the retail sector, and is adept at debtor and creditor representation. An interviewee highlights his “deep knowledge of Delaware bankruptcy” and further describes him as “very accessible” and “a strong advocate.”
Kerri Mumford has extensive experience advising debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 cases. Clients comment: “She has the ability to take on high-level discussions but also isn’t afraid to get into the weeds and tackle the intricacies of a matter.” Another source describes her “very accessible and very knowledgeable,” and adds that she is “pragmatic from a business point of view.”
Rebecca Butcher is adept at serving as both lead and co-counsel in a range of corporate litigation matters, including breach of contract lawsuits and control disputes. Clients highlight her for her “knowledge of law and directness in settling problems that arise during litigation,” adding: “Her court demeanor is excellent – she’s always prepared and never caught off guard.”
Matthew McGuire’s capabilities include creditor and debtor representation. His recent work includes advising distressed companies in the retail and manufacturing sector. A client describes him as “very pragmatic” and explains: “He understands taking a high-level approach and drilling it down to the step by step to achieve it. He does a great job of managing processes.”