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We Can Help With Your Financial Future

We guide our clients to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs of their companies and personal lifestyles

We offer 25+ years of personalized service and passionate creativity 

We launch, fund, secure IP and hire talent for start-ups

We anchor assets, restructure finances and obtain fresh starts 

We speak French, Arabic, Hebrew and German 

Sample Cases that we have handled for clients

Entrepreneurship &

Explore, Launch,
Develop & Scale

We help our U.S. and international clients establish companies in the U.S. for business and non-immigrant visa purposes and guide them through 10 strategic easy steps as they start up.

Employment &

Hire Talent, Draft Contracts,
& Manage HR Risk

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

Business & Personal

Obtain Loans, Maintain Credit & Collect Debts

We provide our borrower and lender clients with a unique blend of debtor-creditor expertise to fundraise, manage finances, collect debts and monetize investments via 10+ platforms.

Bankruptcy &

Preserve Claims or File under Chapters 7, 11, 12, 13 or 15

We are well versed in the nuances of new Subchapter V of Chapter 11 and the CARES Act and are preparing our clients with 10+ tips to adapt their financial portfolio to best meet their needs.

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

"It was a pleasure working with Carolyn.  She was referred to me by another attorney, and I could not have been paired with better counsel.

Carolyn’s approach allayed my concerns about my ability to salvage a transaction after a co-investor filed for Chapter 13.  She was straight-forward and concise.  She also answered all my questions, provided me with clear direction and always conveyed the various options I had for proceeding.  She was forthcoming with information, provided timely updates and guided me, step-by-step through the process.

In addition, she was patient and caring.  No question, she was in my corner.

I would definitely retain her services again and recommend her to any of my close friends and family.

Carla Pagan


Our Resources & Alliances

We provide the full service experience of a large network of law firms, trade associations, international attachés and chambers of commerce

Please see our International Resources and Business Law Partnerships

Get to Know Carolyn

Carolyn Hochstadter is the owner of a boutique law firm, specializing in business law with a niche in the Digital Health space. She takes a passionate interest in her clients and pro-actively guides them to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs. The firm helps clients explore, develop and launch start-ups, fundraise, hire talent and operate their companies. Carolyn also has extensive experience in financial health preservation, restructuring, and helping business owners obtain a fresh start.

Carolyn teaches Business and Legal Tools for Digital Health Entrepreneurship at Thomas Jefferson University. She previously taught for 8 years at Wharton a similar course on the Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship. Carolyn enjoys mentoring start-up stakeholders. She hosts weekly Office Hours with Venture Cafe Philly and is an Expert in Residence for the Tribe 12 Fellows program.

Carolyn serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, with a focus on the expedient resolution of trial level cases.

The firm is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Entity (WBE) and helps other WBEs become certified.

In the international sphere, Carolyn sits on the Board of the Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce. She especially enjoys advising her clients in a multitude of languages which include Hebrew, French, Arabic, and German.

Carolyn is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Fast Facts about the Firm

  • Bankruptcy & Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Credit & Work-Outs
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Multilingual
  • Woman Owned
  • Offices in PA, NJ & NY

  • Business & Digital Health Start-ups
  • Debtor-Creditor Rights & Work-Outs
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Multilingual
  • Woman Owned
  • Offices in PA, NJ & NY

What’s Going On? Updates on the Law

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

office hours

Join This Week’s Virtual Legal Office Hours

Looking forward to counseling start-ups at Venture Cafe's virtual office hours this Thursday! Please sign up to join.  https://lnkd.in/eRb5C8Q

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