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Maryland Estate Planning Educational Library

IRS Final regulations confirm: Making large gifts now won’t harm estates after 2025

Estate Planning Tools & Forms

Estate Planning: A Family Affair

529 ABLE Accounts

*ALERT* Changes to Maryland Estate Tax Exemption for 2019

Law of Revocable Trusts in Maryland 2019

Law of Maryland Estate Tax 2018

Children of Same-Sex Couples: Not Out of the Woods Yet

Joint Ownership Just for Convenience Can Be Perilous

Novel Ways To Revoke A Will

Why Turning 69 1/2 is an Important Date for Your IRA

Why Do People Fail To Address Estate Planning?

Here is a Link to Thoughtful Article About Spurring Your Parents to do Their own Estate Planning, From The Christmas Eve Edition of The Chicago Tribune

We like this short, sensible article out of Georgia on how the holiday season can be an opportune time to inform family members of your estate plan.

Tom Clancy’s widow and children (from a prior marriage) are battling in Baltimore City probate court over a technical tax issue in his Will worth millions of dollars

Nontaxable gifts QUADRUPLED in 2012, as described in this Bloomberg article!

Ambiguity is in the Eye of the Beholder

Good News! You Don’t Have to Be Sane!

Privacy, Revocable Trusts and the Hackerman Estate

Supreme Court: “Your Children’s Creditors May Inherit Your IRA”

A Big Wynne for Maryland Taxpayers?

Governor Enacts Estate Tax Cut

How NOT to Probate an Estate

All Eyes Turn To Governor O’Malley For Estate Tax Cut

Bill increasing the Maryland estate tax exemption amount passes the Maryland Senate

SB321 Standards for Personal Representatives – Legislative Update

Maryland Estate Tax Legislation Update

MD General Assembly considers clarifying standards for Personal Representatives

IRS releases its “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014

Maryland General Assembly bill seeks to recouple Maryland estate tax with the Federal estate tax

Transportation Tax Extender and Others Expired on December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! Do you need to file a 2013 Gift Tax Return?

Farrah Fawcett’s Art Collection Subject of Court Battle

IRA Charitable Contribution Tax Break Scheduled to End

Supreme Court Upholds IRS Enforcement of 40% Penalty on Taxpayers Who Used COBRA Tax Shelters

Are You Getting a Divorce? It’s Time to Review Your Estate Plan.

Napoleon’s Transcribed Will Up For Auction

IRS 2014 Inflation Adjustments And Your Taxes

What is the impact of United States v. Windsor on your estate plan?

Choosing a Crummey trust isn’t a crummy idea!

How Pet Trusts can Protect your Animals

It’s always the little things in an Estate….

I’ve been named Personal Representative of an estate. What do I do next?

How Bank Loan Agreements can effect your Estate

Old English In Terrorem (No Contest) Provisions Brought the Wrath of God into Wills

What happens if I don’t have a Will?

Owning Property as an Unmarried Couple

New 3.8% Federal Surtax on Estates, Trusts and Individuals

New scam in Maryland targets Personal Representatives

Attorneys at Frankel Sims Law named to the Super Lawyers List for 2013

*ALERT* Marriage Equality in Maryland Update

Fiscal Cliff Information for our Clients

The Lottery and Estate Planning

Jane and Frankel Sims Law are highlighted in this week’s BBJ

Inherited IRA’s

Why Sign my Will in my Attorney’s Office?

Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives for children over 18

Estate planning for the business owner

Same-sex Marriage and Inheritance Tax in Maryland

Founder and Managing Attorney, Jane Frankel Sims, recognized as a Very Important Professional Under 40

Who are your children?

New Statutory Power of Attorney Form

Tax Exacta: The Preakness Stakes and Estate Taxes

Frankel Sims Law Named a Finalist in the 2012 Maryland Chamber’s Small Business Awards

Estate and Gift Taxes in an election year – What will the future hold?

IMPORTANT Federal Estate and Gift Tax update

UPDATE on 2012 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning


The Law Offices of Jane Frankel Sims welcomes two new employees!

Founder and Managing Attorney is named a 2011 Daily Record Leading Woman

Founder and Managing Attorney – Jane Frankel Sims wins Prestigious Smart CEO 2011 Brava Award

The Estate Planner’s Storybook of Everyday Tales and Unexpected Endings


For Immediate Release

Contact: Jane Frankel Sims


Contact: Frank Campbell


Sims & Campbell Estates and Trusts

Frankel Sims Law and Holden & Campbell
Merge to Form Sims & Campbell

Firm will offer comprehensive Trusts & Estates services through offices in Towson and Annapolis

TOWSON, Md. (April 26,2019)  Frankel Sims Law and Holden & Campbell have jointly announced the merger of their firms to create a boutique Trusts & Estates law firm providing comprehensive services in the fields of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Trust Administration and Charitable Giving. The combined firm will be named Sims & Campbell and have offices in Towson, Md. and Annapolis, Md.  Jane Frankel Sims and Frank Campbell will lead and hold equal ownership stakes in the firm.

Sims & Campbell will have 9 attorneys and 15 legal professionals that handle every facet of estate and wealth transfer planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, estate and gift tax advice, and charitable giving strategies.  The firm will focus solely on Trusts & Estates but will serve a wide range of clients, from young families with modest resources to ultra-high net worth individuals.  This allows clients to remain with the firm as their level of wealth and the complexity of related estate and tax implications change over time. 

“By joining forces, we have expanded our footprint to conveniently serve clients in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia” said Jane Frankel Sims.  We are seeing some of the greatest wealth transfer in our country’s history, and we want to continue to be on the leading edge of helping our clients maintain and enhance their family’s wealth.  In addition, we aim to serve our clients for years to come, and the new firm structure will allow Sims & Campbell to thrive even after Frank and I have retired.”    

“Jane and I have always admired each other’s firms and recognized the need to provide even greater depth and breadth of focused expertise to help families amass and protect their wealth from generation to generation,” said Frank Campbell.  “Now we have even greater capabilities to make a real difference for our clients.” 

The Sims & Campbell Towson office is located at 500 York Road, on the corner of York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Towson.  The Annapolis office is currently located at 716 Melvin Avenue, and is moving to 181 Truman Parkway in August, 2019.  For more information, visit www.simscampbell.law.