Tydings continues its long history of meeting the many legal challenges facing the construction industry today.  We represent our clients in both the transactional and litigation aspects of construction projects.  On the transactional side, we guide clients through the complex approval processes involved in local permitting, plan approvals, and zoning ordinances, including special exceptions, variances, conditional uses, and re-zoning approvals.  On the litigation side, we represent clients in both state and federal courts, including arbitrations and mediations, as well as before government agencies. 

We also represent property owners in all types of commercial, residential, and condominium projects regarding all phases of real estate development, including feasibility and acquisition, zoning and financing, sale, leasing, and management.

We have represented clients in the following areas:

  • Condominium Development Disputes
  • Construction/design Defects
  • Building Products, including EIFS and CSST
  • Delay and Impact Claims
  • Dispute Avoidance
  • Indemnification
  • Insurance Claims
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Mold Claims
  • Payment Disputes
  • Project Claims
  • Property Damage
  • Surety
  • Warranty Claims

Representative Matters

  • Defended a publicly traded REIT in a series of construction-related lawsuits brought by contractors and subcontractors in Maryland;
  • Defended a subcontractor in a $4 million construction dispute involving claims of defective work;
  • Defended a building owner in a $12.7 million construction dispute with its former general contractor and a bonding company;
  • Briefed and argued the seminal statute of repose case of Hagerstown Elderly Associates Limited Partnership v. Hagerstown Elderly Building Associates Limited Partnership, 368 Md. 351 (2002), where the Court of Appeals held that Maryland’s statute of repose applies to contractual and warranty claims for economic loss as well as to tort claims;
  • Advocated for clients in land-use and zoning matters, including special exceptions, variances, conditional uses, and re-zoning, as well as local jurisdiction administration and development plan approvals;
  • Represented developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction claims including contract claims, mechanic’s lien claims, Miller Act, and Little Miller Act claims;
  • Represented industrial customers before the Maryland Public Service Commission; and
  • Represented clients before the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals.

Representative Clients

We have represented or currently represent the following clients:

  • CMC Sheet Metal
  • Corman Construction, Inc.
  • George Hyman Construction Company