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  • Boutique Firm Access
  • Big Firm Know-How
  • B-School Background
  • Multi-Lingual Counsel
  • Business, Employment,
    Debtor-Creditor & Bankruptcy Law

We Would be Pleased to Help You With Your Legal Needs

Over 25 years of experience representing clients in the Commercial and Consumer space
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.

Debtor-Creditor
Business & Personal

Loans, Modifications
& 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 &
Restructuring

Chapters 7, 11 & 13
Creditor, Debtor & Committee

The firm is uniquely positioned to advise clients from preventative and prophylactic perspectives as to out-of-court restructuring or state law unwinding, as well as reorganization or liquidation bankruptcy matters.

Our Clients Speak!

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JG

“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

DM

"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

SD

“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

JP

"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.

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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 practicing in the international business law, employment, debtor-creditor and bankruptcy spaces. She is a seasoned Lecturer at The Wharton School, teaching a course on the Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship, and sits as an Arbitrator on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Carolyn enjoys speaking French, Arabic, Hebrew and German with her multi-national clients. 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 diverse network of boutique co-counsel and global professional alliances to offer a full menu of services. The firm is certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business Entity and helps clients to obtain Certification.

Fast Facts about the Firm

  • Big Firm Know-How
  • B-School Background
  • Boutique Firm Access
  • Multi-Lingual Counsel
  • WBENC Certification
  • National & Global Reach
  • Arbitration & Mediation

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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Non-Compete Clauses Survive Chapter 7 Bankruptcy of a Business Owner-Seller

A recent court decision has found that the buyer of a company can enforce a non-compete violation by the seller that occurs after the seller...
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“Toddlers play in sandboxes. Adults play by the rules!” Will proposed fintech sandboxes be effective?

The Treasury Department recently released proposals for regulating financial technology that could greatly influence the emerging industry.  The recommendations endorse "regulatory sandboxes," which would allow companies...
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The Pension Hole for U.S. Cities & States Is the Size of Japan’s Economy

Government workers face reduced or cancelled pensions as cities and states are hit with financial distress and bankruptcy.   Government leaders are dealing with the...

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