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
Develop & Scale
Hire Talent, Draft Contracts,
& Manage HR Risk
Business & Personal
Obtain Loans, Maintain Credit & Collect Debts
Preserve Claims or File under Chapters 7, 11, 12, 13 or 15
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.”
Président Directeur Général, ProSim SA & ProSim, lnc., Philadelphia & France
“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.”
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
“Carolyn expertly helped us navigate the complicated process of becoming certified as a woman owned business. We're very grateful!”
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."
Get to Know Carolyn
Carolyn Hochstadter runs a boutique business law firm helping companies of all types and has developed a niche in the Digital Health space. She assists companies, owners, talent, investors and consultants with start-up advice, operations and exits. She helps with founder and fundraising contracts, IP creation and licensing, FDA and CMS trajectories, HIPPA/privacy and M&A contracts. She also advises on debtor/creditor matters, work-outs, reorganization, liquidation and bankruptcy and serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator for the Philadelphia Courts.
Carolyn spent almost a decade as a Lecturer at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania teaching The Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship. She most recently served as an Adjunct Professor and created/taught an online course titled Business and Legal Tools for Digital Health Entrepreneurship at Thomas Jefferson University's Center for Digital Health and Data Science. Carolyn is also an Expert in Residence for the Tribe 12 Fellowship incubator.
Carolyn helps woman-owned companies become certified by WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise Council) for supplier diversity contracts. Her firm is certified as a WBE and WOSB, and she is an Envoy for WBEC-East.
In the international sphere, Carolyn is a former Trustee of the Philly Israel Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys advising clients in Hebrew, French, Arabic, and German.
Carolyn is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.