Welcome to Tydings

Celebrating 90 Years

We hear what businesses want from their outside counsel: experienced, responsive representation from attorneys who know how to solve problems efficiently.  That is what we deliver at Tydings, a Maryland law firm that has been advocating on behalf of large corporations, privately held businesses, and individuals for ninety years.

Our firm is home to trusted business counselors and skilled advocates.  Our size means that we are agile enough to respond quickly to clients' changing needs, yet we possess the depth of resources to handle matters of any complexity and size.

COVID-19 Resources for Maryland Businesses

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, Tydings is primarily concerned about the health and welfare of the community and, in particular our clients and personnel.  We hope that you and those close to you remain healthy.  But, we also remain focused on continuing to meet your legal and business needs.

What You Need to Know

We are well aware of the uncertainties and questions our clients face.  Our attorneys are here to assist you.  Visit COVID-19 Resources for information related to business, employment, and financial concerns. 

Best wishes for your safety and good health.

News & Insights


Chambers USA Recognizes Tydings' Lawyers

May 20, 2021
Tydings is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has again ranked the firm and two of its partners, Alan M. Grochal and Richard L. Costella, for their work in bankruptcy and restructuring in its 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Bankruptcy/Restructuring This is the ninth consecutive year ... Read more >

D.C. Employee Leave Updates

By: Cori B. Schreider
April 12, 2021
D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act and D.C. FMLA The D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act (“UPLA” or “the Act”) took effect on April 7, 2017.  If you are a covered D.C. employer, you are undoubtedly aware that you have been paying into the Universal Paid Leave Implementation Fund since July 1, 2... Read more >

Update on American Rescue Plan Act

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell and Melissa Calhoon Jones
April 9, 2021
Last month, we provided information on the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), which went into effect April 1, 2021.  Since then, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued guidance and model notices on ARPA’s COBRA subsidy.  The DOL’s resources can be found here: FAQs About ... Read more >

Non-Compete Laws Round-Up

By: Cori B. Schreider
April 1, 2021
Employers have used non-compete agreements, or restrictive covenants, to prohibit their employees from working for a competitor within a certain time period after leaving their job.  In recent years, a handful of states have passed laws partially banning these agreements. Most recently, D.C.... Read more >

ARPA Tax Credit Provisions Impact Employee Leave and COBRA Coverage

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones and Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
March 31, 2021
This information has been updated with DOL resources. The American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), which was enacted on March 11, 2021, includes provisions for employee paid sick and family leave, and assistance with payment of COBRA premiums for the continuation of health coverage, the costs of wh... Read more >