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Marco Damian Chayet

Elder law Attorney at Denver, CO

3.7   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
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About Marco

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During law school, Mr. Chayet's grandmother, Letty Milstein, was the principle party in one of the most controversial and public elder law cases in the state of Colorado. The Estate of Milstein v. Ayers, 955 P.2d 78 (Colo. App. 1998), is a landmark probate case which 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 (the guardianship and conservatorship laws). This experience was the impetus for Mr. Chayet's career long practice commitment to the field of elder law and probate litigation.


Mr. Chayet is the Co-Chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and the recipient of Colorado Super Lawyers 2009 Rising Star in Elder Law. A sampling of Mr. Chayet's broad experience in elder law and complex probate litigation includes: Litigating contested guardianship and conservatorship proceedings for adults and minors; Litigating will contests and fiduciary defense actions; Representation of guardians, conservators and fiduciaries; Trust administration and trust litigation; Drafting complex wills and complex trusts; and Contested and non-contested estate administration.


 Mr. Chayet's expertise in the area of elder law has also been demonstrated through his publishing in the areas of elder law as well as public speaking appearances including appearing on the Colorado television show Senior Survival, being a frequent guest lecturer for the University of Denver College of Law Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, and lecturing on various elder law topics for Continuing Legal Education International, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Colorado Bar Association.


Mr. Chayet is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys where the Academy asked Mr. Chayet to serve on the Academy's Membership Committee, Practice Development Committee as well as serving as an officer of the Colorado Chapter of NAELA. Mr. Chayet continues to be an active member of the Colorado Bar Association where fellow Colorado attorneys nominated Mr. Chayet to be a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation.


Mr. Chayet, born and raised in Denver, Colorado, is continuing in the footsteps of his family in assisting the philanthropic and civic community of Colorado, by serving on the board of many not-for-profit organizations including the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado, Colorado Citizens for Accountability, Allied Jewish Apartments, Jewish Senior Recreation Network, the Foundation For Hope and the Life Source Services Hospice. Mr. Chayet received his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law. Mr. Chayet's undergraduate training was at the University of California at Berkeley and at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received his Bachelor of Arts.

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Chayet & Danzo, LLC
650 South Cherry Street, Suite 710
Denver, CO, 80246


3.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by JeremyH | August 14, 2014
A real 5 star firm here!
After experiencing being taken advantage of a very prominent law firm here in Denver , we were introduced to the Marco Chayet whom put us at ease within the first meeting with he and staff. I felt we covered more ground in one week then we did in nearly 9 months with our other attorney. We were treated professionally, I never was judged and we were always informed throughout the whole ordeal. Not once did we ever question the service being provided. It is my duty to tell this to others so maybe you do not make the same mistake as we did. Do not be fooled by the fancy suits and the pretty receptionist in thinking that you are in good hands because theres a lot of money hanging around.. My family was vulnerable and as a result were taken advantage of which in turn paid for those fancy suits. Do yourself a favor and go meet a real human being named Marco D Chayet who will do everything in his power to make sure that you are well taken care of. My only regret is that we didn't go to him first. If you read this Marco and staff, Bravo.....Thank you.
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Posted by Kathleen | August 23, 2014
Sometimes we get lucky and run across people with real skills!
I was going through a very messy and sinister divorce. My ex filed a Petition for Guardianship in Summit County pertaining to my son with Down Syndrome. In the petition my ex claimed that my son had been living with him for the past 2 years , while in fact, my son was living with me in Centennial , Colorado. In the petition my ex had stated he was the "psychological" father. My ex was not his father. nor had he made any attempt to adopt him during the 17 year marriage. I am so fortunate to have had this attorney referred to me. He was referred by another Attorney not a past client. Marco immediately took control of the situation. He is extremely intelligent , results oriented, and aggressively represents his clients. His confidence gave me hope. The haze and smoke generated by my ex never confused Marco. I can not say the same for a most of my other attorneys. I was so fortunate to have had him as an attorney. My ex was evil and Marco protected me and my son from this villain. I wish he could have been my divorce attorney!!I My daughter may have had a chance too. My ex venomously pursued taking both my children for one purpose and that was out of shear hate and revenge. He did get custody of my daughter and at age 16, dumped her in a condo to live by herself. Who knows what would have happened to my son? I count my blessings every day that my son is with me, happy, and safe. Marco was HANDS DOWN THE BEST!
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Posted by Victor | July 29, 2014
Experience. Value. Results.
Mr. Chayet provided great insights throughout the entire estate planning process. He created clear and efficient solutions to the complications in my estate and made my entire family confident in the process. We always felt fully informed and the costs were always clearly communicated. During a period when we were going through great difficulty, Mr. Chayet provided the counsel and services that got our entire family back on track.
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Posted by Mike | July 24, 2014
Very professional and thoughtful
Mr. Chayet recently handled my estate planning. His professionalism made the whole process go very smoothly. Mr. Chayet's thoughtful and caring approach made difficult and uncomfortable decisions much easier than I thought they would be. The overall cost was more than fair and his responsiveness was better than any lawyer I've worked with in the past.
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Posted by Duffy | September 8, 2023
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Cherry Creek
Just because you have a firm and Cherry Creek address does not mean you know what you’re doing very good example of is this this so called firm. I have so issues issues with this firm, especially Marco the arrogant showoff who never wants to go to court. Marco and he’s very young staff knowing little about law coerce you into hiring other unnecessary companies to finish their case. Marco firm cost my daughter over $50,000. I finally had to fire him. Is it actually nothing for us except fraternize with the other attorney. He’ll probably try to sue me over this review that’s a Marco move
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2014
Would not recommend him...
Bill was considerably higher than quoted, had to call/email repeatedly and wait weeks for a response. Never did get any logical or concise explanation for bill - only excuses, I don't believe he or his staff even read my complaints. Had to correct staff on points several times; for example, I was waiting for you to sell the house, when I had clearly stated several times, I was not selling the house. The 'free' consultation was the setting up of the appointment - there was no legal conversation at that time. This was an uncontested estate settlement.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 125-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Chayet & Danzo, LLC
  • 2002 - Present


  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
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  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
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  • Colorado Bar Association, Trust & Estate Section
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 2009 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Decisions Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyer in Elder Law
  • ThomsonReuters
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Fellow
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • 2008


Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Representation of Fiduciaries-Are you Prepared for the Scrutiny?
  • Elder Law and Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Senior Law Day of Colorado
  • 2009
  • Conservatorship and Guardianship Law
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • 2008
  • Speaking Engagement
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • N/A
  • Guest Lecture, Advanced Legal Studies
  • Lecture
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Probate Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marco is a respected leader and a true asset to the legal community."
Guardianship Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as a zealous and effective advocate for his clients."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He has risen to great heights as a superb lawyer in a relatively short period of time and his reputation has been impeccable."
Probate Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and would recommend Mr. Chayet to everyone and anyone. I have been practicing for 24 years. I was the youngest judge in Colorado history, a magistrate, a prosecutor in three districts, a law professor, and have worked in private practice for years. I still learn from his Avvo answers each and every day. He is a huge credit to the legal system. Hire him."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Marco is one of the up and coming lawyers in the elder law community. He's dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about his profession. I have no hesitation to recommend him as one of the best elder law attorneys in Colorado."
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Denver Elder law Lawyer Marco Damian Chayet
Marco Damian Chayet
Elder law Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 25 years