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  • Rebuild or Unwind
  • Manage Your Business
  • Secure Your Personal Finances
  • Protect Your Assets & IP
  • Navigate Ch. 7, 11, 13, 15


  • Big Firm Experience
  • Boutique Firm Access
  • WBENC Certified
  • Multi-Lingual Advice 

We Would be Pleased to Help Protect Your Business or Personal Future

25+ years helping Business Owners & Individuals Protect their Assets, Restructure their Finances or Unwind in an Orderly Fashion

Speaking French, Arabic, Hebrew and German

Please see some Sample Cases that we have handled for clients

Entrepreneurship &
Company Counsel

Explore, Launch,
Develop & Scale

We help our U.S. and international clients establish start-up companies in the U.S. for business and non-immigrant visa purposes and guide them through the 10 basic steps of setting up a business.

Employment &
Human Resources

Worker Status, Contracts,
Policies & Risk Management

We assist our employer, c-suite, employee, independent contractor, consultant & professional service clients to navigate the laws of the workplace and provide them with basic guidance through a menu of 10 basic strategies.

Business & Personal

Loans, Modifications
Collections & Foreclosure

We hedge our emerging growth and bankruptcy practice to provide our borrower and lender clients with a unique set of perspectives, as they fundraise and monetize their investments via 10+ lending platforms.

Bankruptcy &

Chapters 7, 11, 13 & 15
Creditor, Debtor & Committee

The firm is uniquely positioned to advise clients on all aspects of out-of-court restructuring and state law unwinding, as well as U.S. and international reorganization or liquidation bankruptcy matters.

Our Clients Speak!


“Carolyn was a life-saver. She has an incredible knowledge of the law that she used to provide sound and solid advice. She was always available and responsive to my needs. The longer I worked with Carolyn the more secure I felt about my future. I would recommend her to my friends and family.”

Jason T. Goodson, PhD, Principal, Jason T. Goodson, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

Licensed Psychologist– Specialized Treatment of Trauma and Anxiety


"It was truly a pleasure working with Carolyn.  If you're looking for a lawyer who's achieved a broad spectrum of knowledge, and who's available and extremely attentive to details, this is your woman!"

Dr. Dana Mincer, Greenhouse Integrative Medicine

Family Practitioner and Medical Marijuana Provider


“We were very pleased with Carolyn's representation of our company in the U.S. She both drafted an employment agreement for a U.S. team member and assisted with a PA filing. We especially appreciated Carolyn's ability to seamlessly transition French business concepts to their English equivalents, as well as her very prompt and responsive communications.

Stéphane Déchelotte

Président Directeur Général, ProSim SA & ProSim, lnc., Philadelphia & France

Elaine Park

“I'd have to say it again...WOW. You are wonderful. I believe your competence and skills will make this happen. Yes, I'm optimistic after reading this, you rock! Both Nick and I are very grateful that we were introduced to you - you were the key in getting this pool fixed. You got the results we needed!

I'm going to miss you Carolyn. You are exactly what we needed and you ‘got it done.’ If we ever have the need for legal representation in the future I'm calling you.

Elaine Park

Homeowner, Hatboro, PA


"Carolyn is always communicative and prompt. Beyond her legal work, she has truly looked out for our business by connecting us with the highest-level professionals in Philadelphia in other areas of our business needs." 

John Paulas, PhD and Vanessa Davies, PhD

Co-founders PhD Matters Ltd.

“I had worked with Carolyn on a complicated contractual matter involving intellectual property, antitrust and foreign legal implications, among other things. I found her to be extremely well versed in such contracts and her input was creative and valuable. I would certainly recommend her for complex transactions.”

David Gornish, Esquire

Registered Patent Attorney, Eckert Seamans, Philadelphia, PA

“Carolyn, I wanted to take a moment and sincerely thank you for your representation in a judgment that was filed against my company. It was a matter that we both felt was unjust, but nevertheless still needed to be defended. From our first discussion I felt very comfortable speaking with you about the case and very appreciative you took the time to discuss the matter along with the possible outcomes and the defenses. I find dealing with attorneys very nerve racking but I found you to be very upfront, extremely intelligent, and very sincere. 

I thought you handled the case very well along with interactions with other attorneys while always trying your best to get the case dismissed or coming to a settlement. From day one I felt you had my best intentions and concerns about finances in mind when handling the case. I am pleased with your thoroughness, kindness and overall experience; and all this from someone who was always scared to death to deal with a lawyer. Thank you again Carolyn for your help in getting this case dismissed.”

Bill Pargoe, Vice President

Network Flooring & Maintenance, Townsend, DE

Fun and Function

“Carolyn expertly helped us navigate the complicated process of becoming certified as a woman owned business. We're very grateful!”

Haskel Weiss

Owner, Fun and Function, Philadelphia, PA

Our Resources & Alliances

To provide a full service experience, we have forged connections with sophisticated law firm networks, legal and business trade associations,  international attachés and chambers of commerce

Please see our International Resources and Business Law Partnerships

Get to Know Carolyn

Carolyn Hochstadter, the firm’s founding partner, has over 25 years of experience helping business owners and individual consumers in the areas of restructuring and bankruptcy, as well as with debtor-creditor issues across the U.S. and cross-border.  She also assists clients with corporate and employment law matters in turnaround and new launch scenarios.

The firm offers a unique brand of personalized service that combines big firm creativity with a niche expertise at an accessible price point. We have teamed up with a trusted and robust network of boutique co-counsel and global alliances to offer a full menu of services.  The firm is certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business Entity.

Carolyn is also a seasoned Lecturer at The Wharton School, teaching the Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship, and sits as an Arbitrator on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  She enjoys speaking French, Arabic, Hebrew and German with the firm's multi-national clients.

Fast Facts about the Firm

  • Woman Owned Law Firm
  • Bankruptcy & Business
  • Loan Modification & Foreclosure
  • Contracts & Commercial Litigation
  • National & Global Reach
  • French, Arabic, Hebrew, German

What’s Going On? Updates on the Law

Tune into our legal updates via our Blog and Media postings featuring Carolyn in action   

View videos of Court Proceedings and CLE lectures, peruse Slide Decks, Articles and Publications.


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