A Boutique Trusts & Estates Law Firm


MaKayla Hanington, Esq.


MaKayla Hanington focuses her practice on Estate Planning and Administration. More specifically, she assists families and community members by designing estate plans that accomplish their goals based on their intentions for their beneficiaries, whether family members, friends, individuals with special needs, minors, or charitable organizations. Prior to joining Sims & Campbell, she gained experience in successfully guiding families through the probate process and family conflict. MaKayla believes that the loss of a loved one is very difficult and that planning for it in advance, starting with the possibility of incapacity or a decline in health, is very helpful during an emotionally difficult and challenging time. She enjoys preparing thorough estate planning documents, including Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Wills, Trusts, Deeds, and other transfer documents.

MaKayla is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland. She earned her B.A. in Law & Policy from Dickinson College in 2013 and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2016 with a concentration in Family Law. She is a member of the Estates & Trust Law Section and Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Estates & Trust Law Section of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, and is an active member of the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council. She is currently an Associate Member of Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, learning about volunteering opportunities and how this organization arranges grants to support other local organizations. Additionally, MaKayla is a contributing writer for the Maryland focused Estates and Tax Law Sections of Practical Law, a Thompson Reuters Company.


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.