Elisabeth C. Goodman

Elisabeth has more than thirty years of experience representing businesses and individuals in Massachusetts.  She has special expertise in real estate, zoning and environmental law.  Her clients include developers with innovative building re-use projects, homeowners who have organized into special governmental districts, emerging and start-up corporations, nonprofit organizations, and environmental engineering firms.  She reviews and advises on complex transactions, including public financing and large-scale public construction projects.  She is an energetic advocate and an experienced negotiator. Elisabeth is also an elected moderator for the town of Williamstown.


  • She was Deputy Chief Counsel for the Massachusetts Highway Department and Acting Chief Counsel for the Third Harbor Tunnel/Central Artery Project, one of the country’s largest public works projects
  • She is counsel for municipal economic development authority and several governmental districts
  • Elisabeth has represented developers and others, including a Fortune 50 Company, in commercial condominium disputes
  • She has represented numerous clients before local, state and federal boards and agencies in connection with project permitting and approvals, as well as in litigating such cases in state and federal courts
  • She serves as local counsel for the Town of Mount Washington, and Town counsel for Richmond, Massachusetts
  • Law Clerk, D.C. Superior Court


Elisabeth is an active participant in her community, having served as a board member of a number of nonprofit organizations including past President of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, as Co-President and Board member of Greylock A Better Chance, Inc., on the Mount Greylock Regional School District Building Committee, the SEE Fund and the GAP Fund, and currently on the of Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity.

Elisabeth C. Goodman, Partner

[email protected]

Pittsfield, MA
Tel (413) 443-4771
Fax (413) 443-7694

Direct Dial (413) 629-1312



Rutgers University, B.A. degree with honors, Phi Beta Kappa (1979) American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, Law Review (1983)


New York
Washington, D.C.

Berkshire Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Real Estate Bar Association
New York Bar Association
MA Municipal Lawyers Assoc.
MA Moderator’s Association