A Boutique Trusts & Estates Law Firm


Kiernan G. Waters, Esq.


Kiernan Waters is an estate planning attorney focused on aiding seniors and caregivers, baby boomers, individuals with special needs, and young families. She assists clients in designing and implementing foundational plans involving Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives for Health Care. Kiernan is experienced in planning for probate avoidance, asset protection, blended families, charitable giving, tax planning, business succession, special needs trusts, and trusts for minor children. She is a member of the Estate Planning Councils of Annapolis and Baltimore, the Maryland Bar Association, and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association. Kiernan has volunteered with Law Day 2017 and Wills for Heroes and is active in the Planning Committee for the Anne Arundel County Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation’s Building Traditions Society. She is also a contributing writer for Practical Law, a Thompson Reuters Company.

Kiernan received her B.A. from Salisbury University where she was in the Bellevance Honors Program. Interested in philanthropy, Kiernan moved to Baltimore, Maryland to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Administration focused on Non-Profit Management. She was accepted into the University of Baltimore’s dual JD/MPA degree program and graduated from the School of Law and College of Public Affairs in 2015. While earning her JD, Kiernan was active in the Student Bar Association and served as Vice Justice of the legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. She is proud to have been awarded the honor of Student Leader of the Year in 2014.


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.