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 – 2014-2023
Lawdragon 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers for 2022
Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware
Best Lawyers® 2017-2024
Martinadale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators: Bankruptcy-Delaware

Community Activities/Recognition

Tower Hill School, Varsity Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach, 2021-Present
Wilmington Wings Lacrosse Association, 1993-Present
Board Member (1998-2009); Boys Head Coach (1993-2019) and Team Evaluator (1993-Present)
Wilmington Friends School, Varsity Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach, 2003-2005
Delaware Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Class of 2009


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

Chapter 11 Trustees, Disbursing Agents, & Plan Administrators:

Gulf Coast Health Care LLC

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

Firm News
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Landis, Cobb and Mumford Named to 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers

Seven Landis Rath & Cobb Attorneys Recognized in 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

Four LRC Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List for 2021

LRC’s Bankruptcy and Chancery Practices Recognized in Chambers USA 2021 Rankings

Six Landis Rath & Cobb Attorneys Recognized in 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

Chambers USA Recognizes Landis Rath & Cobb with High Praise in 2020 Rankings

Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Recognizes LRC Partners Landis, Rath, Cobb, Green and Mumford

Chambers USA Gives High Marks to Landis Rath & Cobb in 2019 Rankings

Rick Cobb discusses Building the Best of Both Worlds for the ABA’s Law Practice Today

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP Noted in Law360: Orexigen Says McKesson Can’t Nab $7M in Debt Setoff Fight

Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Recognizes LRC Partners Landis, Rath, Cobb and Green

Landis Rath & Cobb Recently Represented SUPERVALU, INC. in a Significant Acquisition in the Central Grocers, Inc. Bankruptcy Proceeding Pending in the Northern District of Illinois

Landis Rath & Cobb Recently Represented C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. in the Southeastern Grocers, LLC Bankruptcy Pending in the District of Delaware

Landis Rath & Cobb Receives High Rankings in Chambers USA 2018

LRC Founding Partners Landis, Rath, Cobb Selected to 2018 Best Lawyers in America

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks LRC Practices and Attorneys

High Marks for LRC Practices and Attorneys in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes LRC Attorneys and Practices among Nation’s Best

LRC Receives High Marks for Bankruptcy, Chancery Practices in Chambers USA