E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, Esquire is the principal founder of E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC and a Lecturer at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has been advising institutional and individual clients for over twenty-five years in all areas of entrepreneurship and business law in the Delaware Valley and New York. At Wharton, she teaches a full-semester course on the Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship. Please visit https://lgst.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/1752/ for more information.
Carolyn speaks French, Arabic, Hebrew and German and has established a niche in helping international clients conduct business in the U.S. Specifically, the firm assists companies with formation filings, owner agreements, customer and supplier contracts, employee contracts and human resources matters, commercial and residential real estate purchases/sales and leasing, creditor collections, debt restructuring, and bankruptcy matters for both businesses and individuals.
Her firm, E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC, is also certified as a woman owned small business (WBE and WOSB) by WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). This certification enables the firm to qualify for minority contracts with large fortune 500 companies and governmental entities, notably the City of Philadelphia, as well as State and Federal entities. Carolyn also guides other woman-owned businesses through the certification process. The firm is affiliated with two other women-owned WBE/WOSB law firms that practice in the areas of litigation and City taxes, enabling Carolyn and her firm to provide her clients with a comprehensive menu of services.
Over the course of her practice, Carolyn has been recognized by her peers as a Philadelphia Super Lawyer and has been the recipient of the VIP Chancellor’s Award for her representation of indigent homeowners who are facing foreclosure. In addition, she has been appointed to the Honor Roll of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania for her pro-active engagement in pro bono representations.
Carolyn has significant experience with mediation. She has served as a judge for mock trial competitions and has also successfully helped individuals to save their homes through Philadelphia’s Mortgage Foreclosure Conciliation Program. Please click here to view a video featuring Carolyn with the former Honorable Annette Rizzo in the Court of Common Pleas.
Carolyn’s clients have included French and Chinese companies with U.S. affiliates, Israeli VC’s, and Chinese-American individuals with real estate interests in the U.S. Other more publically known municipal and institutional clients have included the City of Philadelphia, AmerisourceBergen, Hershey, Fiserv, Barneys, the Equity Committee of Columbia Gas, the Bondholders Committee of Federated Department Stores, DBSI Diversified Realty REIT, and the Trustee of Cajun Electric.
Her cases have involved Real Estate, Education, Environmental, Gaming and Entertainment, Technology, Financial Services, Insurance, Airline, Grocery, Retail and Municipal Tax matters.