Benjamin N. Strauss joined Cain Hibbard & Myers law firm's Great Barrington office.
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Benjamin N. Strauss joined Cain Hibbard & Myers, a Berkshire County law firm with offices in Pittsfield and Great Barrington. Strauss will bring his background in intellectual property and information technology law to the Great Barrington office.
Strauss, who is from a Skokie, Ill., graduated from Columbia University (N.Y.) summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and earned his junior doctorate from New York University School of Law. Just prior to joining Cain Hibbard, Strauss served as an in-house lawyer for a major U.S. retailer, focusing on information technology and intellectual property transactions.
Strauss has also served as senior legal manager at a NASDAQ-listed technology, marketing and advertising company where he handled contracts and a variety of legal matters for several global sales and delivery teams with annual revenues of over $200 million. Earlier in his legal career, Strauss was associated with a large international law firm in Boston as a member of its commercial litigation group. Strauss also brings to his practice of law five years' experience as a business executive in his family's multi-channel retail company.
"Ben is a terrific addition to our team at Cain Hibbard & Myers," said managing partner Lucy Prashker. "Our intellectual property work, and in particular our information technology licensing work, has exploded in recent years and Ben's experience and keen interest in these areas will be invaluable to us and our clients."
In the fall of 2011, while visiting friends, Strauss and his family fell in love with the Berkshires and all that it has to offer.
"To have found in the beautiful Berkshires such a sophisticated and challenging law practice is a dream come true," Strauss said.
Strauss lives in Pittsfield with his wife Jessie Fried and their two small children, Morris and Ruth, and looks forward to becoming actively involved in community life.