Jane Frankel Sims

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Towson, MD

Frankel Sims Law
 | 1104 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 501
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-828-7775
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Jane Frankel Sims is the managing partner and founder of the Law Office of Jane Frankel Sims, LLC, located in Towson, Maryland. Focusing her practice on trust and estate planning and administration, she represents clients throughout the state on related matters including the preparation of wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, living wills, and revocable living, special needs and charitable trusts. Ms. Sims pays close attention to the effect of both federal and Maryland estate taxes, including the marital deduction, in structuring these documents.

A native of Baltimore, Ms. Sims received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She then went on to obtain a Master of Education from Stanford University in 1996 before attending Harvard Law School and being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2000. While in law school, Ms. Sims was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to founding her own firm, she was an attorney at well-known firms in Baltimore and New York City. Ms. Sims is admitted to practice in Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia.

Highly regarded by her peers for her accomplishments, Ms. Sims has received awards from several groups and publications, including SmartCEO magazine and the Maryland Daily Record. She has written several articles on estate planning and estate taxation and is an active participant in the Baltimore Estate Planning Council, the Maryland State Bar Association and the Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar. Active in her community as well, Ms. Sims is a supporter of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore as well as the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Practice Areas
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Estate Planning & Probate (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2013

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About Jane Sims

Admitted: 2003, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://janesimslaw.com/jane-sims-law-team/

Honors and Awards:

  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
  • The Daily Record VIP List: Successful Before 40, 2012
  • MD Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award Finalist (1-10 employees), MD Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Brava! Award, Smart CEO Magazine, 2011
  • The Daily Record Leading Women Award, The Daily Record, 2011
  • Legal Elite, Smart CEO Magazine, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section, Member, 2005
  • Baltimore Estate Planning Council, Member, 2004
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Estates & Trusts Section, Member , 2002
  • MSBA Estate and Gift Tax Study Group, Member , 2002
  • Princeton University Alumni Association
  • Harvard Law School Association of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Maryland

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Active Supporter
  • The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Active Supporter
  • The Park School, Active Supporter
  • The Art with a Heart, Active Supporter
  • Pro Bono representation of Humane Society of Baltimore County in matters involving will contests, estate disputes and collection on bequests, 2011-2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Representative Clients:

  • High net worth individuals and business owners who seek to transfer assets during lifetime and upon death in a tax-efficient manner., 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Editor, Harvard Law Review, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 1995
  • James Madison Congressional Scholarship Award Winner - State of Maryland, 1995



Educational Background:

  • M.A. Stanford University School of Education, 1996
  • B.A. Princeton University, History, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995
  • The Park School of Baltimore, 1991
Office Location for Jane Frankel Sims

1104 Kenilworth Drive
Suite 501
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 410-828-7775


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Last Updated: 10/28/2016

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