Robert E. Chernicoff

Robert E. Chernicoff

Managing Shareholder
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
866-534-4404 (Toll Free)

Robert E. Chernicoff has been in the private practice of law for approximately 35 years. Prior to entering private practice, he was an assistant attorney general with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and an assistant chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Mr. Chernicoff concentrates his practice in debtor/creditor relations, general business law and related areas.

Mr. Chernicoff has been actively involved in many of the complex Chapter 11 cases in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has represented both debtors and creditors' committees on a regular basis and is currently involved as counsel to the creditors' committee in the largest case filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chernicoff has been involved in various other activities involving bankruptcy proceedings and courts in several other districts. He has been appointed as Receiver by the Dauphin County Court and is currently serving as a Receiver for a large real estate project.

Mr. Chernicoff has lectured extensively for various groups including Widener University School of Law, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association on various subjects including counseling small business, bankruptcy and related matters. Mr. Chernicoff also practices before the United States Tax Court and various other federal courts. He is on the board of the Dauphin County Bar Association and is chairman of its Bankruptcy section. He is on the United States Middle District Bankruptcy Court Advisory Committee and Rules Committee.

Mr. Chernicoff is actively involved in various civic functions. He has been a board member and president of his country club. He has been on other boards of various types and has held many offices. He actively supports various civic organizations and charities throughout the Harrisburg area.


Areas of Practice

  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Complex Business Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Business Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982


  • Washington University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Urban Law Review, Associate Managing Editor, 1974 - 1976
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science


  • Lecturer, Weidner School of Law
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Lecturer, Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Board Chairman, Bankruptcy Section
  • Linglestown Baseball Association, Board Secretary, 2009 - Present
  • Blue Ridge Country Club, Member, Board of Governors, 1995 - 2001
  • Blue Ridge Country Club, President, 2000 - 2011
  • Blue Ridge Country Club, Secretary, 1999 - 2000
  • Paxton Crossing Homeowners' Association, President\Treasurer, 1983 - 1988

Past Employment Positions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Assistant Attorney General
  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Assistant Chief Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chisuk Emuna Congregation, Board Member, 1987 - 1999