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Jane Frankel Sims

Of Counsel

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000
Cum Laude, Editor of the Harvard Law Review

M.A., Stanford University, 1996

A.B., Princeton University, 1995
Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Maryland
District of Columbia
New York

Jane Sims focuses her practice on trust and estate planning and administration. She represents clients including business owners, professionals, and high-net worth individuals throughout the state on related matters including the preparation estate plans that help clients provide for beneficiaries, minimize gift and estate taxes, preserve and protect assets, designate guardians of minor children, and benefit charitable organizations. Ms. Sims pays close attention to the effect of both federal and Maryland estate taxes in structuring these documents. Jane focuses not only on the drafting process, but takes into account the personal, professional, and family situation of each client.

Professional History

Jane Frankel Sims is the managing partner and founder of the Law Office of Jane Frankel Sims, LLC, located in Towson, Maryland. 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.

Jane is a knowledgeable attorney and an 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.

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 Harvard Law School Association of Maryland, and the Princeton University Alumni Association. 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.

Honors, Awards and Appointments
  • 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2013 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2012 The Daily Record VIP List:  Successful Before 40
  • 2011 The Daily Record Leading Women Award Recipient
  • 2011 Smart CEO Brava Award Recipient
  • 2010 Smart CEO “Legal Elite”