Adam G. Landis
Practice Areas: Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Bankruptcy Transactions, Bankruptcy Litigation
With nearly thirty 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 also is very active in the legal and Wilmington communities: he is a past Secretary, Vice Chair, and Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware State Bar Association; a founding member and manager of the Coalition for Bankruptcy Fairness, LLC; a volunteer attorney for the Office of Child Advocate; a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Downtown Visions, a non-profit organization that manages security, cleaning and marketing in Wilmington’s business improvement district; and a member of the Board of Directors of Wilmington Country Club and chairperson of its Tennis Committee.
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Bowdoin College, A.B., with honors, 1985
Admissions to Practice
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Memberships, Associations and Professional Activities
American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware State Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Chair (Commercial Section), 2011
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
American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow & Manager, 2011
Board of Directors, Downtown Visions (2010-present)
Executive Committee, Downtown Visions (2016-present)
Board of Directors, Wilmington Country Club (2018-present)
Chair, Tennis Committee, Wilmington Country Club (2016-present)
Volunteer Attorney, Office of Child Advocate
Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware
Chambers USA – 2005-2021; Band 1 2010-2021
Best Lawyers® 2010-2022
American Bankruptcy Institute 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop August 2019: Tips for Building Your Practice, Branding Yourself and Becoming a Happier Restructuring Professional along the Way
American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, December 2018, Co-Author: Maximizing Value in Section 363 Sales
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-Author: 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-Author 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
Maximizing Value in Section 363 Sales (Moderator), American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference December 2018
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
Chapter 11 Debtors:
AES Thames L.L.C.
ALC Holding, Inc. (American Laser Centers)
Argos Therapeutics, Inc.
Bertucci’s Holdings, Inc.
Blackstone Technology Group
CLA Hold LLC, et al.
CLARK Material Handling Company
Destination Maternity Corporation
EdgeMarc Energy Holdings, LLC
HA-LO Industries, Inc.
Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc.
JMO Wind Down Inc. (Jumio, Inc.)
LTAP US LLP
M.P.C. Computers, LLC (Special Counsel)
Orion Refining Corporation (Special Counsel)
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Special Counsel)
Pecus ARG Enterprises, Inc. (Black Angus Steakhouse)
Peekay Boutiques, Inc.
Pernix Sleep, Inc.
Plassein International Corp.
Rouge Industries, Inc. (Special Counsel)
SBSH Winddown, Inc. (Seastar Holdings, Inc.)
SFP Franchise Corporation
Skybus Airlines, Inc.
SW Liquidation LLC (Saladworks)
SweetskinZ Holdings, Inc.
Things Remembered, Inc.
Welded Construction, L.P
Official and Unofficial Committees:
Factory 2U Stores, Inc. (Special Counsel)
Gibson Brands, Inc., et al.
Global Power Equipment Group, Inc.
Long John Silver’s
Maxxim Medical Group, Inc. (Special Counsel)
Neoplan USA Corporation (Special Counsel)
One Aviation Corporation
ResMAE Mortgage Corporation
Riverstone Networks, Inc.
Rotec Industries, Inc.
Samuels Jewelers, Inc. (Counsel to John J. Carney, Esq. as
Stone & Webster, Inc.
Trend Holdings, Inc.
Tuscany International Holdings
Major Creditors and Other Parties In Interest:
Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. (Major Creditor)
American Home Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (Warehouse Lender)
Aurora Foods (Secured Lender)
Avenue Stores, LLC
Burlington Industries (Secured Lender)
Cable & Wireless (Secured Lender)
CCS Medical, Inc. (Secured Lender)
Celadon Group, Inc. (Secured Lender)
Digital Domain Media Group (Secured Creditor)
Dura Automotive Systems LLC
Energy Alloys, LLC (Secured Lender)
Energy Future Holdings Corp. (Asset Purchaser)
ESML Holdings, Inc., et al (Secured Creditor)
Exodus Communications (Major Creditor)
FIC Restaurants, Inc.
Forever 21, Inc. (Secured Lender)
Gigabeam Corporation (Secured Creditor)
GiViDi Inc. (Secured Lender)
Halt Medical, Inc. (Asset Purchaser)
Hexion (DIP Lender)
Highpoint Resources (Secured Lender)
Hilltop Energy, LLC (Secured Lender)
IMH Financial Corporation (Secured Creditor)
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)
Melinta Pharmaceuticals (Secured 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)
Patriot National, Inc.
Pillowtex (Major Vendor)
Promise Healthcare Group, LLC (Asset Purchaser)
RadioShack Corporation (Secured Creditor)
RCS Capital Corporation
Remington Outdoor Company, Inc.
SynCardia, Inc. (Asset Purchaser)
Takata Corporation, et al. (Chapter 15)
Thaxton Group, Inc. (Largest Unsecured Creditor)
THG Holdings LLC (DIP Lender)
TK Holdings Inc., et al. (Takata – Chapter 11)
Trico Steel (Secured Lender)
Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (DIP Lender)
Violin Memory, Inc. (Secured Creditor)
W.P. Steele (Secured Creditor)
Wash Depot (Secured Lender)
Washington Mutual (Major Creditor/Litigation Party)
Willcox & Gibbs (Secured Lender)
Worldwide Direct (Indenture Trustee)