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 founder and managing attorney at Frankel Sims Law, 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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (100%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

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

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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: 9/18/2017

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