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.

Corporate Litigation

Corporate Litigation

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP’s corporate and commercial litigation practice handles the full range of business disputes including matters related to corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duties, financing transactions, ownership, control and management of Delaware corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and the application of the Delaware entity statutes, the General Corporation Law, Limited Liability Company Act and Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act.  The firm regularly represents significant shareholders, investors, corporations, trustees, directors, partnerships, and limited liability companies in the Delaware Court of Chancery as well as the federal and other state courts of Delaware. Our attorneys are proficient both in negotiating advantageous, practical business solutions for our clients and in litigating aggressively when necessary. Most important, we have the experience to advise when either approach, or a combination of them, is required. Achieving success begins with a mutual understanding of the desired result, so we work closely with each client to establish clear goals and a comprehensive plan of action. Ever mindful that goals and strategies can change, and that time and cost constraints can impact any plan, we maintain open and regular communications to ensure that matters continue to move in the agreed upon direction for the most successful results.
Intellectual Property Litigation. Our focused practice includes intellectual property litigation that draws on the experience and capabilities of attorneys in the firm.  The firm’s practice in this area is centered on serving as Delaware counsel in legally and technically complex patent litigation pending in the District of Delaware. This venue is the premier jurisdiction for many of the nation’s substantial patent and other intellectual property disputes, and as such is one of the busiest jurisdictions for this specialized litigation in the United States. Our attorneys have participated in bench trials and jury trials before each of the  District Court judges, and mediations and other pretrial proceedings before the Magistrate Judges.  We are well known to the District Court judiciary and staff,  and are familiar with the role of Delaware counsel that often requires flexibility to meet the constantly changing demands in high-stakes, complex litigation. Our attorneys advise and guide lead counsel  regarding local rules and practice, and substantively on critical aspects of the intellectual property litigation process including motions, discovery, trial and post-trial briefing, and appeals.

A sampling of representations handled by Landis Rath & Cobb attorneys can be found below:

Representation of:

  • Noteholder in multi-million dollar note dispute with issuer, related entities and officers and directors
  • Financial services companies in corporate proceedings in Court of Chancery
  • Generic drug manufacturers as defendants in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation in Delaware District Court
  • Technology companies in intellectual property rights disputes
  • Seller of securities in action for fraud, insider trading and breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Local city government in actions involving Constitutional and civil rights claims
  • Various private equity firms
  • International company in multi-million dollar dispute involving construction management issues
  • Receiver in dissolution and winding up of multi-million dollar partnership
  • Trustee in multi-million dollar dispute involving refinery explosion
  • International carrier in multi-jurisdiction litigation involving business liquidation
  • International construction and engineering company in engineering, procurement and construction    contract for billion-dollar project in Asia
  • Major financial institution as trustee in multi-million dollar Court of Chancery action against directors

Representation as:

  • Primary litigation counsel of numerous national and local construction companies
  • General outside counsel for copying and imaging firm
  • General outside counsel to institutional trustee for corporate retirement plan services
  • Delaware counsel in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation for generic drug manufacturers
  • Defense of large manufacturing companies in asbestos litigation