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Jane Frankel Sims

Jane Frankel Sims

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Tax

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About Me

Jane Frankel Sims is the founder and managing attorney at the Law Office of JANE FRANKEL SIMS, 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, New York and the District of Columbia.


 


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 is an active supporter of The Park School, 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, the Harvard Law School Association of Maryland and the Princeton University Alumni Association.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Trusts: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Tax: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%

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Contact Info

Law Office of Jane Frankel Sims, LLC

Charles Towson Building
1104 Kenilworth Drive
Towson, MD, 21204

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200607/19/2014
MDActive200305/08/2015
NYCurrently registered 200103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2013
VIP List: Successful Before 40Daily Record2012
Leading WomenDaily Record2011
BravaSmart CEO Magazine2011
Legal EliteSmart CEO Magazine2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Jane Frankel Sims2008 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Stanford UniversityEducationMA - Masters1996
Princeton UniversityN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Episode 12Real Estate and Estate PlanningN/A
Chestnut Ridge Country ClubThe State of your Estate in Uncertain TimesN/A
Black, White & Gay in AmericaSame-sex marriages and estate planningN/A