Carolyn Hochstadter, Esq.
Carolyn helps clients to establish companies in the U.S. for general business and non-immigrant visa purposes, as well as to navigate legal issues, including state registration and company formation, organizational agreements among equity owners, protection of intellectual property via legal process and contracts, implementation of tax and financing strategy, hiring of workers as independent contractors or employees, anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, rental or purchase of real estate, collection of customer receivables or debts, mergers, acquisitions and IPOs, restructuring and work-outs, and bankruptcy or unwinding. Her firm is certified by WBENC, and she assists clients seeking minority certification.
Carolyn enjoys serving as an Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and has defended homeowners in the Court's Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program, as well as represented debtors filing for bankruptcy pursuant to the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. She has been a recipient of VIP's Chancellor's Award, inscribed in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Roll of Honor, and elected a PA Super Lawyer.
Carolyn serves on numerous professional and non-profit Boards. She is Chair/Vice Chair of the Governance and Regional Council Committees of Women Owned Law, and on the Executive Board and Technology and Innovation Committee of the Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Carolyn received her J.D. from Columbia University's School of Law, an M.A. in Arabic Language and Literature from Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and speaks French, Hebrew, Arabic and German.