A Boutique Trusts & Estates Law Firm

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Jane Frankel Sims, J.D., M.A.

Managing Attorney

Jane Frankel Sims is a founder and managing attorney at Sims & Campbell , located in Baltimore, Maryland. Jane practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate and Trust Administration and Charitable Giving. She is admitted to the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Arizona.

A graduate of The Park School of Baltimore, Jane completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, obtained a Masters of Education degree from Stanford University and received her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before starting her own firm, Jane practiced in the areas of estate planning and taxation at Miles & Stockbridge and DLA Piper in Baltimore, as well as at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City.

Early in her career, Jane recognized the need for a transparent fee structure and client-centered approach to legal services. Jane felt that the traditional law firm model was not well suited to individual clients, so she decided to create a different standard, one in which clients deserve a clear explanation of the estate planning process and what it represents in terms of time and costs. Jane focuses not only on the drafting process, but takes into account the personal, professional and family situation of each client.

Jane and her legal staff service a growing list of business owners, professionals and high net worth individuals in the preparation of numerous types of estate planning documents including wills, trusts, durable general powers of attorney and advance directives for health care.

Jane is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker who is often called upon to speak to groups of business owners, financial service professionals and individuals on a variety of subjects ranging from her particular legal practice to entrepreneurship.

A native of Baltimore, Jane lives with her husband and their three children in Baltimore County. Committed to maintaining a strong involvement in community leadership and service, Jane serves on the Boards of Trustees of Stevenson University and The Park School, and she is an active supporter of Art with a Heart, The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and The Jewish Museum of Maryland. Jane also serves on the Baltimore Estate Planning Council, and participates in the Harvard Law School Association of Maryland and the Princeton University Alumni Association.

  • 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014 Smart CEO Future 50 Emerging Growth Company
  • 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2013 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2012 The Daily Record VIP List: Successful Before 40
  • 2011 The Daily Record Leading Women Award Recipient
  • 2011 Smart CEO Brava Award Recipient
  • 2010 Smart CEO “Legal Elite”

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School 
Cum Laude: Editor, Harvard Law Review

M.A., Stanford University

A.B., Princeton University 
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Maryland
Washington, D.C.
New York
Arizona

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Jane Frankel Sims

410-828-7775

Contact: Frank Campbell

410-263-1667

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.