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Marco D. Chayet - Denver, CO

650 S.Cherry St.Suite 710 Denver, CO 80246

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Updated: 12/14/2023

Denver Elder Law Lawyer

Overview

During law school, Marco D. Chayet’s grandmother, Letty Milstein, was the principal party in one of the most controversial and public elder law cases in the state of Colorado. Estate of Milstein v. Ayers, 955 P.2d 78 (Colo. App. 1998), is a landmark probate case that upholds and protects the right to counsel and due process of incapacitated adults in Colorado and has been codified into the Colorado Uniform Protective Proceedings Act...

About Marco D. Chayet

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security & Veterans Benefits
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security & Veterans Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney & Trusts
  • Guardianship & Conservatorships
  • Types of Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Types of Trusts
  • Legacy Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Special Needs & Disability Planning for Adults and Children
  • Charitable Planning
  • Disability & Special Needs Planning
  • Legacy Planning
  • The Use of Trusts in Disability Planning
  • Special Needs & Disability Planning for Adults and Children
  • Understanding Your Private Insurance
  • Disability & Special Needs Planning
  • Probate Law & Probate Litigation
  • The Use of Trusts in Disability Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Understanding Your Private Insurance
  • Probate Litigation
  • Representation of Fiduciaries
  • Probate Law & Probate Litigation
  • Will Contest
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Consulting Counsel for Family Law
  • Probate Litigation
  • Representation of Fiduciaries
  • Consulting Counsel to Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Cases
  • Will Contest
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Consulting Counsel for Family Law
  • Business Planning
  • Consumer Advocacy
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Planning
  • Consumer Advocacy

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Trust and Estate Section (Member)
  • The American Bar Association (Member)
  • The Denver Bar Association (Member)
  • National Academy of Special Needs Planners (Member)
  • Appointed by Governor Hickenlooper Commissioner of Colorado Office of Public Guardian, 2017-2021
  • Colorado Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing Board appointee 2012-2018
  • Elder Law Section Representative to Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association 2014-2018
  • Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association 2008 - 2010 (Drafter/Committee Member)
  • Colorado Bar Association (Chairman of Guardianship and Conservatorship Standards Committee 2006-2008)
  • Elder Law Section Executive Council Member 2011-2018
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association- Eagle Member, CTLA Chair for CBA G.A.L. Committee 2015-2017
  • Academy of Special Need Planners- Charter Member
  • American Bar Association (Past Chair Surrogate Decision Making Committee)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, -Membership Committee, Practice Development Committee, Good and Welfare Committee
  • Colorado Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys –Interim President

Classes and Seminars

  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program, Practical Skills of Estate Planning 2023
  • Featured Speaker. 18th Judicial District Senior Law Day, Powers of Attorney, Conservatorships, Guardianships and Fiduciary Issues, 2018, 2022
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Domestic Relations and Probate Judicial Best Practices Institute Capacity and Interstate Jurisdiction Issues: When Guardianship ,Conservatorship, and Divorce Cross State Lines, 2019
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Estate Planning Retreat Back to the Basics For The Courtroom, 2019
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Tips To Remember When Seeking Probate Court Approval of Your Settlement, 2018
  • Featured Speaker. National Guardianship Association annual conference, Atypical Fiduciary Distributions, 2017
  • Featured Speaker and Chair. Colorado Bar Association “Elder Law in Colorado” seminar. 2017-2020
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Adult Protection Services- Annual Conference 2015 Professional and Legal Resources and Documentation Available to Assist APS in Investigations
  • Featured Speaker. American Association of Daily Money Managers-Key Note Annual Meeting Providing Fiduciary Services: Practical Guidelines for DMMs and How to Work with Attorneys. 2014
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section Real Estate Hot Topics in Elder Law. 2013
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Senior Law Day. 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Estate Planning Retreat Legal Representation of Fiduciaries-Are you Prepared for the Scrutiny? 2009
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association, Program Chair and Moderator Conservatorship and Guardianship Law 2008, 2009
  • Featured Speaker and Chair. Colorado Bar Association “Elder Law Basic Skills” seminar. 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association, Program Chair, Speaker and/or Moderator Advanced Elder Law Retreat 2009, 2010,2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Featured Speaker. American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Section Contested and Interstate Guardianship Proceedings 2011, Annual Meeting Washington D.C.
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute Elder Law and Probate For the Family Law Attorney 2009
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association, CLE Advanced Elder Law Institute. 2010 Advanced Family Law Issues in Elderly Dissolutions
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association “ElderLaw Update: Understanding the New Acceptance of Office for Conservators and Guardians. Co-presenter with Magistrate Michael Gallegos 2006
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Hanging Your Shingle Seminar. 2004-2013
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Representing the Conservator or Guardian Client After Appointment. 2005
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association “Elder Abuse: Financial Exploitation: A Case Study; Road Blocks; Crawford; Civil and Criminal Remedies. Joint presentation with Ranae Johnson and Joseph M. Morales. 2005
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association. Elder Law Ethics 2005.
  • Featured Speaker. Colorado Bar Association Fundamentals of Conservatorships and Guardianships, 2004
  • Featured Speaker. Guardianship Alliance of Colorado Colorado Conservatorship and Guardianship Law, November 2003
  • Featured Television Guest and Speaker. Senior Survival Television Show Elder Law Issues, 2002, 2003,2004
  • Featured Speaker. CLE International, Elder Law: Helping Your Clients Deal with the Legal, Financial and Emotional Challenges of Aging, 2001
  • Featured Speaker. University of Denver Elder Law Institute for Advanced Legal Studies 2001,2000,1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • 18th Judicial District Guardian Ad Litem and Attorney appointee for Adult and Minor Probate cases
  • Denver Probate Court Guardian Ad Litem and Attorney appointee for Adult and Minor Probate cases
  • Guardian Ad Litem appointments, Special Conservator and expert work in Domestic Relations cases, under In re Marriage of Sorenson, 166 P.3d 245 (Colo.App. 2007) and for long term care issues
  • Guardian Ad Litem appointment in United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • Office of Child Representative appointed Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem for probate cases
  • Denver Probate Court Volunteer Attorney for Pro Se office
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Rose Community Foundation- Member Committee on Aging (past)
  • Guardianship Alliance of Colorado - Board of Advisory Directors
  • Innovage (formerly Total Community Options) Foundation- Board of Directors (Past)
  • Jewish Family Services Board of Governance
  • Allied Jewish Apartments- Board of Directors (past)
  • Colorado Citizens for Accountability- Board of Directors (past)
  • The Foundation For Hope- Board of Directors (past)
  • Jewish Senior Recreation Network- Board of Directors (past)
  • Life Source Services Hospice- Board of Directors (past)
  • Endowed first Elder Law scholarship at the University of Colorado School of Law in 2011
  • Campaign For Colorado Law’s Future 2011-2016, Committee Member raising $40 Million for CU Law

Past Positions

  • Chayet & Danzo, LLC Denver, Colorado with offices in Vail, Colorado and Aspen Colorado, Managing Partner. February 2002 - Present, Associate Counsel. October 1998- February 2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in Elder Law, University of Colorado School of Law, 2015- Present
  • Public Administrator for the 18th Judicial District (18JDPA, LLC)
  • Law Offices of S.G.H., P.C., Denver, Colorado, Associate Counsel. October 1998- February 2002

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1997
    J.D
  • The University of California, Berkeley, 1990
  • The University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
  • Army and Navy Academy, Carlsbad, California Graduate, 1984-1989
  • Graland Country Day School, Denver, Colorado

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Colorado Handbook of Elder Law, Fourth Ed. Chapter on Special Needs Planning (CLE in Colo., Inc., 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).
  • How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets Phylius Press, Colorado Edition, (2013-2022).
  • Resolving a Medicaid Claim in a Decedent’s Probate Estate, The Colorado Lawyer, Feb. 2008, Vol. 37, No. 2. (2008).
  • CPA’S Guide to Long Term Care Planning—Colorado Chapter. AICPA , Inc.(2008)
  • Preserving Your Wealth: Long Term Care and Medicaid Planning in Colorado. Bradford Publishing of Colorado (2003) and (2013 First Western Trust Publication)
  • Defects, Due Process, and Protective Proceedings: Are Our Probate Codes Unconstitutional?, American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 33 (1998). (Haines)
  • Issues for the Elderly Client, Part I and Part II-Estate and Healthcare Planning, The Colorado Lawyer, Sept. 2000, Vol. 29, No. 9. (2000) and Mar. 2001, Vol. 30, No. 3. (2001). (Haines)

Office Information

Address

650 S.Cherry St.Suite 710 Denver, CO 80246

Fax

  • 303-355-8501

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Marco D. Chayet

Included on the 2024 Colorado list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Colorado Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Marco D. Chayet on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • John J. Campbell Award for Outstanding Contribution to The Practice of Elder Law in Colorado, 2023
  • 6th Congressional District Commissioner for the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, 2021-2026, Appointed by: Governor Jared Polis, Attorney General Phil Weiser and Justice Brian Boatright
  • Trustee and Appointed First Chairman of The Next Fifty Initiative, 2016-2026, $200 million foundation serving aging issues nationwide, funded by the sale of InnovAge in 2016
  • Appointed by Governor Hickenlooper Commissioner of Colorado Office of Public Guardian, 2017-2023
  • Colorado Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing Board appointee 2012-2025
  • 5280 Denver Magazine Top Lawyer in Elder Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,2022, 2023
  • 5280 Denver Magazine Top Lawyer in Probate Litigation 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Barrister’s Best Trust and Estate Attorney Law Week Colorado 2017, 2020
  • Barrister’s Best (People’s Choice) Trust and Estate Attorney Law Week Colorado 2014
  • Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyer Elder Law 2012 through 2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star Elder Law 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Elder Law Section Representative to Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association 2014-2024
  • Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association 2008 - 2010,
  • Drafter/Committee Member: Post Adjudication Right to Counsel Statute, Probate Rule 16/63 revision, Compensation and Cost Recovery Act C.R.S.15-10-601 et.seq.;
  • Chairman of Guardianship and Conservatorship Standards Committee 2006-2008
  • Elder Law Section Executive Council Member 2011-2024
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association- Eagle Member, CTLA Chair for CBA G.A.L. Committee 2015-2017
  • Academy of Special Need Planners- Charter Member
  • American Bar Association, Past Chair Surrogate Decision Making Committee
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, -Membership Committee, Practice Development Committee, Good and Welfare Committee
  • Colorado Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys –Current President
  • JOHN J. CAMPBELL AWARD, 2023

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