Richard L. Emge



(302) 295-2005

(302) 295-2013

Rich focuses his practice in commercial real estate law, specifically acquisition and disposition, development, financing, leasing, joint venture, and zoning and land use issues. His practice includes the representation of landlords and tenants in office, retail, and industrial leasing transactions.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Rich was a senior assistant city solicitor for the City of Wilmington, Del., where he drafted, negotiated, reviewed, and revised legal documents for the city relating to real estate, land use, procurement, and economic development.

Rich earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School. He received his bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Delaware.



5 Questions For Cozen O'Connor's New Del. Managing Partner

April 01, 2022

Richard Emge discusses his new role as the managing partner of Cozen O’Connor’s Wilmington, Delaware, office in Law360. Richard talks about his transition to new leadership in the firm's Wilmington office, his vision for the office moving forward, and the impact of the pandemic on how business is done.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Real Estate Group Nationally

September 10, 2013

Cozen O’Connor has significantly bolstered the strength and scope of its national real estate practice with the addition of eight experienced lateral attorneys across the Washington, DC, New York, West Palm Beach, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Minneapolis offices in recent months, including seven partners and one associate.


Delaware Legislature Considers Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use [Cannabis Alert]

April 13, 2017

Richard Emge discusses Delaware's bill to legalize recreational marijuana and the primary restrictions proposed for retail marijuana stores.

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1998

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2022

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Vice President and Board Member, Housing Alliance Delaware

Credit Committee Member, Stepping Stones Community Federal Credit Union

Vice Chair of the Government & Consumer Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association