Ernest D. Holtzheimer
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7426
F: 215-772-7620

Cherry Hill Office

457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 600
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

P: 856-488-7700
F: 856-488-7720


Ernest D. Holtzheimer is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department and is Co-Chair of the Private Capital and Emerging Companies Practice Group. Ernie concentrates his practice in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate matters. He has counseled numerous clients in a wide variety of industries with respect to their general operations, structure, governance, and in connection with complex transactions.

As an active member of the emerging business and venture capital community, Ernie serves on advisory boards for an institutional venture fund and an international angel investment group. He writes and speaks frequently on topics such as planning profitable exit strategies and obtaining angel and venture capital financing for early-stage companies. Ernie also serves as editor of Montgomery McCracken’s Private Business Counsel blog.

In addition, Ernie is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, serves as a Co-Chair of the Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Employee Resource Group and is an adjunct professor in the entrepreneurship program of Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

  • Special Olympics Pennsylvania
    • Executive Advisory Board
  • Rowan Innovation Venture Fund
    • Board of Managers
  • Rowan University Entrepreneurship Advisory Council
  • Rowan University Rohrer College of Business
    • Alumni Advisory Board
  • The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
    • Young Professionals Council
  • Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Alumni Association
    • Co-President
  • Drexel University Kline School of Law Alumni Council
    • Vice President
  • SCORE Association
    • Small Business Mentor
  • South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University
    • Board of Directors
  • Young Involved Philadelphia
    • Supporting Member
  • Covenant House Pennsylvania
    • Associate Board
  • Young Friends of the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair
    • Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Bar Association’s “Bar Star”, 2020
  • The Legal Intelligencer’s Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2020
  • Rowan University’s “30 under-40 Alumni“, 2019
  • South Jersey Biz’s Twenty Under 40 List, 2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2021
  • Top 40 Young Lawyers List by the American Bar Association, 2018

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Professional Activities & Achievements

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Lawyers with Disabilities Involvement Subcommittee, Vice Chair
      • Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, Co-Chair of Marketing and Membership
      • Business Law Fellow (2016-2019)
      • Business Bar Leaders Conference Planning Committee (2017-2018)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Business Law Section, Executive Committee, Vice Chair
    • Young Lawyers Division, Executive Committee, Vice Chair
    • Board of Trustees of the Campaign for Qualified Judges, Treasurer
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Academic Achievements

Ernie received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, with a Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration. He was the recipient of the Rising Advocate Scholarship, the Firstrust Bank Award in Business & Entrepreneurship Law, and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Eve Biskind Klothen Law Student Pro Bono Distinction Award. He earned an M.B.A. degree in Finance and B.S. degrees, cum laude, in Entrepreneurship and Business Management with a focus on International Studies, from Rowan University William G. Rohrer College of Business. He completed the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and National Venture Capital Association’s VC University certificate program in 2020.