Chayet & Danzo, LLC Chayet & Danzo, LLC
Law Pay

Call for a Free Initial Consultation

Direct 303-872-5980
Toll-Free 888-472-1088
Email Us


After careful review of the COVID-19 environment, the law firm of Chayet & Danzo, LLC, will be conducting in-person appointments in our offices on a limited basis and with strict social distancing protocols.

During this time, our team will continue to diligently work remotely on all client matters and will maintain communication through email, telephone, and video conferencing. Our main office number, (303) 355-8500 will continue to be answered during our normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.

This decision to have limited appointments in-office while following strict social distancing protocols is in the best interest and health of our team, clients and community.

We will continue accepting new clients during this period as well as fully servicing our existing clients.

We wish you and your family continued health during these unique and challenging times.

Compassion, talent and dedication: guiding colorado families and Their Trusted Advisors During Times of Need

Colorado attorney stands up to bank in trust fund dispute

An attorney from Aspen has filed a lawsuit against Swiss bank UBS for using unethical tactics while attempting to undermine contact between him and a client. The client happens to be a beneficiary with a trust fund worth millions of dollars. The attorney is claiming that UBS knew his client was dissatisfied with how the bank was handling the trust fund, and that UBS tried to sever ties between the attorney and the client in order to continue profiting from the management of the trust.

The client is a 26-year-old heir to an agribusiness fortune that has a trust estimated to be worth at least $180 million. The suit states that the client is mentally ill, however, and he is not considered to be a party in the case. In fact, the client is currently in a Florida mental institution, and a judge has awarded guardianships to two of the man's family members.

The lawsuit states that the client's wife, one of the man's guardians, got a hold of confidential emails between the client and the attorney. The emails discussed ending the client's relationship with UBS. The wife allegedly forwarded the emails to the Swiss bank. The lawsuit also claims that the wife conversed with her husband using a fake email account made to look like the attorney's in order to track her husband's intentions.

The attorney is also claiming that UBS and one of the client's guardian's tried to spread damaging rumors about him in order to discredit him. He claims that the guardians are trying to stop the removal of the trust from UBS because they may stop receiving money from the trust if the split occurs.

On the other hand, the attorney is accused of having undue influence over the man, and UBS has called the attorney's claims "meritless." The courts will ultimately have to decide if UBS and the mentally ill man's guardians were taking advantage of him or acting in his best interests.

Source:, "Lawsuit alleges scheme to benefit from trust fund" Dan Elliott, Dec. 12, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch Our Firm Video

We are the premier Elder Law firm in the Colorado region. We set ourselves apart from other law firms in the area with our talent, dedication, compassion and ability of our attorneys to handle any case in Elder Law. We serve Colorado families with experience and dignity in your time of need.

View More Videos

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

Toll Free: 1-888-472-1088
Phone: 303-872-5980
Fax: 303-355-8501
Denver Law Office Map

Edwards Office
105 Edwards Village Blvd.
Edwards, CO 81632

Toll Free: 888-472-1088
Toll Free: 1-888-472-1088
Fax: 303-355-8501
Edwards Law Office Map

Aspen Office
600 East Hopkins Avenue
Suite 301
Aspen, CO 81611

Toll Free: 888-472-1088
Toll Free: 1-888-472-1088
Fax: 303-355-8501
Aspen Law Office Map

  • Rated by Super Lawyers Macro Chayet
  • Rated by Super Lawyers Frank J. Danzo, III
  • Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. TM
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Elder Law
  • 2015 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager Multi-Year Winner
  • Our new 2015 Medicaid Book: how to protect your Family's Assets from devastating nursing home costs
  • Peer Review Rated For Ethical standards & Legal Ability TM Martindale Hubbell