E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, Esquire has over twenty years of experience in her field, having practiced at two major law firms in New York and Philadelphia prior to forming her own practice in 2007.
Carolyn also serves as a Lecturer-in-Law at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, teaching a course entitled "The Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship".
Carolyn’s areas of expertise include small business and international ventures, as well as bankruptcy, insolvency, debtor-creditor rights, individual/corporate restructurings and loan work-outs. Her practice comprises local, national and international matters in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, other U.S. jurisdictions and abroad. Carolyn speaks French, Hebrew, Arabic and German.
Carolyn’s cases have involved a variety of industries, including Healthcare, Technology, Financial Services, Retail, Grocery, Telecom, Insurance, Real Estate, Airline, Gaming and Entertainment. She has also handled municipal, environmental, regulatory and labor matters.
Her clients have included the City of Philadelphia and have ranged from start-up high-tech joint ventures with major investors such as George Soros to multi-billion dollar entities. Carolyn has represented large publicly traded and privately held creditors and institutional lenders, chapters 7, 11 and 13 commercial and consumer, debtors and trustees, creditor/equity committees, investment banks and indenture trustees. She has served as primary and local counsel in federal and state court.
Carolyn’s firm has been certified as a WBE (Woman-owned Business Enterprise) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity.
Carolyn is featured in a video sponsored by the AARP, defending a homeowner in the Court of Common Pleas as part of Philadelphia’s Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. Through this program, Carolyn has succeeded in assisting numerous homeowners to save their homes. For additional information on Carolyn’s role in this program, please click here.
Carolyn’s firm constitutes a debt relief agency under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.