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In Memoriam


Thomas M. Wilson, III

February 22, 1936 - April 23, 2020

All of us at Tydings mourn the passing of our partner, colleague, and friend, Thomas M. Wilson, III.  It was our great privilege to have known him.  Tom was a member of the Tydings family for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2017.  He was an accomplished lawyer and nationally-recognized expert in antitrust and business competition law.  Prior to joining Tydings, Tom served for five years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland, where he established, and served as the first Chief of, the State’s Antitrust Division.  In private practice, he represented businesses - local, national, and international - in complex antitrust and trade regulation matters before courts throughout the country, and served on a variety of antitrust-related boards and organizations. 

Tom was a mentor and teacher to many attorneys, both inside and outside of the firm, all of whom held him in the highest regard. 

A true gentleman, Tom’s keen intellect, quick wit, and passion for the law will be missed.


L. Stephen Hess

December 3, 1935 – June 13, 2020

Tydings mourns the untimely passing of L. Stephen Hess, our colleague and friend.  Steve had been a member of the Tydings family for nearly 15 years. 

Steve spent his legal career counseling his clients with both their business and personal needs.  His ability to understand complex business, tax, and estate matters endeared him to his clients.  Whether an individual or a health care practice, he excelled at giving them sound advice and peace of mind.

Steve loved to tell a good story.  His wit and humor brought cheer to all.  He will be missed by those who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends on their loss.


COVID-19 Resources for Maryland Businesses

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, 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


COVID-19: SBA Releases Guidance for PPP Flexibility Act

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
June 22, 2020
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the Department of the Treasury released guidance on June 11, 2020 in the form of “Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) – Revisions to First Interim Final Rule” with subsequent revisions through June 19, 2020 (collectively, the “Revised Rul... Read more >

COVID-19: PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Eases PPP Burdens

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
June 8, 2020
The bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”) became law on June 5, 2020, as an attempt to ease some of the burdens placed on businesses that received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) enacted in March as part of the CARES Act.&n... Read more >

ABA Appoints Keri Kemmerzell Co-Vice Chair

June 4, 2020
The American Bar Association’s Family Law Section appoints Kerianne Kemmerzell as co-vice chair of its child support committee for 2020-2021.  She also serves on the section's CLE committee. Keri's practice focuses on family law.  She has years of experience representing clients ... Read more >