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Williamstown Attorney Partner at Cain Hibbard & Myers

01:37PM / Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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Elisabeth Goodman

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Attorney Elisabeth Goodman of Williamstown, most recently a partner in Ware Goodman Law LLP, has joined Cain Hibbard & Myers as a partner, effective July 1.

She will expand the firm's real estate and environmental law practice and will anchor Cain Hibbard & Myers' expansion to Williamstown.

In addition, Carissa Mann has joined the firm as an associate in litigation and technology licensing, an established specialty of the Cain Hibbard & Myers practice.

Goodman and her previous law partner, Robert Ware, announced to their clients an amicable business transition as Goodman joins CHM. They both will continue practicing at their current location at 377 Main St., Williamstown. Goodman can be reached at 413-443-4771 or

Goodman's practice focuses on real estate, land use, zoning and environmental law, with a particular specialty in environmental issues. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University, and earned her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law. For approximately 10 years, she was the Berkshire-based attorney for a Boston firm specializing in environmental issues; earlier she was deputy chief counsel and acting chief counsel for the Massachusetts Highway Department and for Boston's Third Harbor Tunnel/Central Artery Project. She has served as a visiting lecturer at Williams College and at Bennington College. She has also served on the boards of Greylock ABC, Inc., which is affiliated with the national program “A Better Chance,” and the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Williamstown Finance Committee.

Mann, a Boston-area native, is a graduate of Boston College who began her career as a technology consultant, designing, developing and implementing customer relationship management software. She went on to attend New York University School of Law and first practiced with a large international firm in New York City, working in the areas of complex commercial litigation, insurance and regulatory compliance. She will be based in the firm’s Great Barrington office and can be reached at 413-629-1310 or

"Elisabeth is a perfect fit for our practice and our culture: she is a terrific lawyer and she is active in our community," Cain Hibbard & Myers Managing Partner Lucy Prashker said. "Carissa is a talented young lawyer with impressive credentials, and we are delighted that she chose Cain Hibbard and the Berkshires."

Cain Hibbard & Myers, with offices in Pittsfield, Great Barrington and Williamstown, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with a series of public events and activities. Visit for more information.

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