A Boutique Trusts & Estates Law Firm

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Michael E. Lehr, Esq.

Principal

Mike is a lifelong resident of the Annapolis, Maryland. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park; his law degree from the University of Baltimore; and was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in 2009, and he joined Sims & Campbell in 2013.

Mike’s practice is focused entirely in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration, including the use of trusts and other entities for probate avoidance, estate and gift tax savings and planned giving strategies. He continues to stay on top of estate planning and tax law changes through continuing legal education and his active participation in the Anne Arundel County Bar Association’s Estate Planning study group.

He has taught courses at Anne Arundel Community College. He has served as a lecturer for the Anne Arundel County Bar Association’s Estate Planning Study Group, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, BayWoods of Annapolis, Thrive Networking Group, and the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council. He has also given private seminars and workshops for local financial advisors, CPAs, Realtors and governmental agencies about estate planning and administration.

He is the chair-elect on the Executive Committee (Board) for the Anne Arundel County Estate Planning Council, a group composed of attorneys, financial advisors, CPAs, business valuation experts, insurance agents, employee benefits consultants, and trust officers. The purpose of the AAEPC is to educate professionals and others about the benefits the various financial professionals bring to one another’s clients. By working together and studying with experts from various disciplines of the financial services industry members of the AAEPC are able to better serve their clients by recognizing issues outside of their scope and recommending skilled professionals to address those issues.

Additionally, Mike is an active participant and member of WealthCounsel LLC, a collaborative network of more than 3,000 estate planning attorneys nationwide.

Michael was selected as a “Rising Star” in the 2012 edition of Maryland Super Lawyers.

Michael currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Annapolis Opera and is the Chair-Elect for the Executive Committee for the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council. He has previously served on the Community Advisory Board for the Anne Arundel chapter of the YMCA, the Pastoral Council for St. Andrew by the Bay, and the Board for the Catholic Mens Fellowship of Maryland.

He is married to Katherine Lehr, a former Staff Sergeant in The U.S. Army Field Band, Soldier’s Chorus, and they live with their children Evelyn and Elijah in the suburbs of Annapolis, Maryland.

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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.