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Carolyn Hochstadter, Esquire 

Lecturer, Wharton Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department

Owner, E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC

Improving the world

Using creative legal solutions to help people achieve their personal and professional goals. 


Building business through a multi-cultural lens:  we speak French, Arabic, Hebrew, and German, and work with Israeli, French, Chinese, and other international clients.


Helping women-owned businesses to become WBE certified. 



Born: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Gap year in Israel: Michlala Jerusalem College for Women

Past: New York City; Cherry Hill, NJ

Current: Merion Station, PA



Our firm strives to help international and domestic clients to succeed financially and/or navigate financial distress.  We advise in all areas of entrepreneurship law. 


As a professor at Wharton, I teach my students to be legally savvy in their entrepreneurial endeavors and to incorporate social impact into their business plans.


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Upcoming Talk

Thomas Jefferson Innovation Speaker Series

Legal Challenges of Early Stage Startups 

November 23, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.


This course will deal with the early-stage practical legal challenges faced by entrepreneurs with an emphasis on the health-care space. It will provide U.S. and foreign business owners with the legal tools to form and grow their companies. 


Topics include formation of U.S. entities and foreign affiliates; choice of state, law, and courts; drafting of key organizational documents; preservation of competitive value and confidentiality; crowdfunding, financing and SEC exemptions; debtor-creditor collection and restructuring tips, as well as risk management options.


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