Gregory O. Tuttle
Gregory O. Tuttle is a partner at Tuttle Yick LLP and head of its commercial litigation practice.
Why do clients go with Greg? He is a strategic, creative thinker, and will not hesitate to give you a blunt assessment of your case, a direct opinion on the likely range of results, and a clear course of action. And when a dispute hits the mats, he is a fierce advocate.
Greg represents plaintiffs and defendants covering a wide range of business disputes, including corporate breakups and partnership disputes, RICO class actions, M&A, real estate, construction, the Americans with Disabilities Act, appellate practice, and host of other contract and tort actions. Greg’s experience spans New York state courts, federal courts around the country, and arbitrations and mediations, including:
- Representing a real estate developer against investors claiming widespread fraud allegations, winning motions to dismiss fraud and constructive trust claims and removing notices of pendency in New York federal and state courts.
- Representing a real estate developer and succeeding in dismissing two state courts actions alleging over $50 million in fraud and breach of contract claims, defeating nearly half a dozen preliminary injunctions and emergency appeals, and successfully obtaining dismissal after reversing trial court on appeal.
- Representing a president and CEO of a financing company and his spouse in successfully dismissing fraudulent conveyance claims and securing favorable settlement of RICO class action.
- As plaintiff, defeating a summary judgment motion and obtaining a settlement for claims that owner unreasonably left scaffolding in place for years creating nuisance to Michelin-starred restaurant subtenant.
- Representing a major plaintiff’s law firm in successfully defending and dismissing complaint alleging a law firm’s malicious prosecution and violation of Judiciary Law §487 in connection with representation of alleged forgerer.
- Representing major solar company in successfully defending against a preliminary injunction attempting to halt major acquisition brought by activist investor.
Before joining Tuttle Yick, Greg attended Brown University and New York University School of Law, and worked at a mix of “big law,” the federal judiciary, and a litigation boutique firm. In law school, Greg graduated as Notes Editor of the NYU Law Review, was a recipient of the Benjamin F. Butler Award for distinction in scholarship, character and professional activities and the Robert A. McKay Prize for excellence in Constitutional Law, and a Butler Scholar, awarded to the top ten students in the class.
Greg went on to work as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP before he clerked for two federal judges: first, the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, and then, the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. He then worked as an associate at the elite law firm Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC, where he focused on commercial litigation, including M&A litigation, partnership disputes, and legal malpractice defense. In 2016, Greg joined his brother and Jeffrey Yick — the co-founding partners — to head up Tuttle Yick’s litigation practice.
Super Lawyers Magazine has named Greg as a “Rising Star” in New York for business litigation since 2016. And in 2022, that same publication selected Greg as a “Super Lawyer.”