Tydings Welcomes Alex Giles and Dennis Shaffer

Tydings & Rosenberg LLP is pleased to welcome Alex Giles as a partner in its commercial and business litigation and maritime practice groups and Dennis Shaffer as a partner in its business, corporate, and tax; bankruptcy/creditors rights and litigation practice groups. Alex and Dennis are both based in the firm's Baltimore office.

One of the premier maritime law attorneys in the nation, Alex has almost three decades of extensive and diverse experience handling the unique business, regulatory, and claims-related issues that arise in this distinct and complex area of the law. He has advised clients on almost every type of matter that intersects with the laws and regulations governing navigable waterways, vessels, ports, terminals, cargo, marinas, and recreational boats. His deep insights and sophisticated counsel have earned Alex repeated recognition from his peers, including being named by Best Lawyers as Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year for Admiralty & Maritime Law" in 2021.

With a 360-degree perspective on bankruptcy matters, out-of-court workouts, and protecting and advancing the interests of distressed debtors and their creditors, Dennis provides seasoned and sophisticated representation for all parties involved in complex financial and business reorganizations and related matters. He is particularly well-versed in proceedings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, including the recently enacted Subchapter 5 for small businesses. He works closely with companies of all sizes to help them reorganize and emerge in a strong position for sustained success.

"We are thrilled to welcome both Alex and Dennis to the Tydings team," said Diane D'Aiutolo, the firm's managing partner. "They both bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly enrich our practice and enhance the services we provide to our clients. We look forward to the innovation and leadership they will bring to our team."

More than 90 years old, Tydings is a Maryland-based law firm serving clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The firm provides a wide range of legal services in a variety of areas, including bankruptcy and creditors' rights, business, corporate and tax, general and commercial litigation, health care provider representation, employment counseling and litigation, intellectual property, real estate, estates and trusts, and family law.