Attorneys

RiefbergLarry Riefberg

A graduate of Danbury High School, Tufts University and the University of Connecticut School of Law, Larry has practiced law in Danbury for over 36 years.  Larry concentrates his practice on residential real estate (purchases, sales, refinances, loan modifications, short sales, foreclosure mediation, home-equity loans, etc.) as well as managing relocation transactions nationwide.  Larry is an Affiliate Member of the Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors, a member of the WORLDWIDE ERC, and has served as a Corporator of the Savings Bank of Danbury.

Larry is a lifelong member of the United Jewish Center and former Chairman of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee and Aids Project Greater Danbury.  He served in the Connecticut General Assembly as a State Representative.

Larry and his wife Meg donate their time to numerous charitable and community endeavors.  You can find them serving breakfast each month at Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (Larry joined the Board in 2015) Dorothy Day House.  In addition, Larry serves on the Board of Directors for Regional Hospice & Palliative Care.  In years past, he served as Chairman of the Regional Hospice Golf Tournament and shaved his head (Hair For Hospice) in 2014 raising over $64,000 in a birthday challenge. Larry and Meg received the Community Leadership Award from Regional Hospice and Home Care in 2013.

Larry was recognized in 2011 by WORLDWIDE ERC (Employee Relocation Council) for dedicated service, receiving a Meritorious Service Award.  In 2016, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from that organization.  In 2015, Larry was presented with the Amos House Annie Orr Good Samaritan Award for “goodness and mercy shown to others in need.”

Larry and Meg have four children, Sean, Christian, Rachel and Leah. They love to spend time at their Danbury home (affectionately dubbed “Club Meg”), riding bikes, spinning and enjoying time with their friends and family.  Larry’s “Beer Room” has over 3,500 different cans in the collection.

 

PollackEllen Pollack

Ellen G. Pollack graduated from Russell Sage College in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, cum laude, and from Fordham University in 1985 with a Master’s degree in Special Education. She attended Pace University School of Law, earning her Juris Doctorate degree in 1989. In December 1989, Ellen was admitted to the Connecticut Bar and the following month to the New York Bar. Ellen has practiced in all phases of Connecticut and New York residential real estate transactions, including corporate relocation, purchases, sales, and refinances for her entire career.

Ellen is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Real Property Section, and past-Chair of its General Practice Section, the New York State Bar Association, and past-Council Member of the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section, and past-Chair of that Section’s Real Property Committee.

Ellen is a member of the Junior League of Poughkeepsie , a past-President and past-member of the Board of Directors. She is also a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie, New York, and served on the Executive Committee as Board Secretary and as Vice President of Finance.

Ellen resides in Hopewell Junction, New York, with her husband and son. She enjoys reading and attending book club meetings, walking along the Dutchess County Rail Trail, and spending time traveling and relaxing with her family.

 

MurthaDan Murtha

Dan Murtha, a graduate of Western New England School of Law, holds a Juris Doctorate and is admitted to practice law in the state of Connecticut. He is also a graduate of Immaculate High School, as well as Fairfield University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  He is a current member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Danbury Bar Association.

Dan has focused his areas of practice on Residential Real Estate, with an emphasis on purchase, sales, refinance, short sales and relocation real estate transactions.  He also practices Landlord Tenant Law, representing landlords and tenants that are in need of legal assistance.

Dan resides in Newtown, with his wife Samantha, where he has lived for the majority of his life.  His interests include playing hockey, skiing, hiking, fishing, running races, volunteering locally and traveling with his wife.