Alexander Tuttle

New York

Tuttle Yick LLP
352 Seventh Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212.207.4324


Alexander Tuttle is a founding partner of Tuttle Yick LLP and head of its construction transactional practice.

If there’s a Phil Jackson of attorneys, Alex is him. Alex’s hallmark ability is identifying clients’ big picture needs and objectives, and carefully and strategically navigating them with precision and confidence. Alex uses a measured, well versed, and practical approach to addressing each legal and business matter, and his word is gospel. Alex is adept at understanding his adversaries’ and counterparties’ positions, drilling down into their underlying interests, and relentlessly orchestrating a desirable outcome.

Alex represents owners, developers, REITS, and designers in real estate and construction transactions, including acquisitions, leasing, management, and design and construction contracts. Alex is also an experienced litigator, with an established track record of successfully representing individual and institutional clients. Alex’s experience includes:

  • Serving as on-going construction counsel to numerous real estate owners/developers with portfolios of hundreds of mixed use and multi-family properties and developments in New York City and nationally
  • Representing owner/operators/developers in structuring complex joint venture and project contracts, coordinating project consultants, and navigating project disputes
  • Representing businesses in corporate matters, business transactions, ownership transitions, contracts, and dispute resolution
  • Representing developers seeking license and access agreements with neighbors in all boroughs of New York City, including RPAPL 881 proceedings
  • Representing a publicly traded REIT, overseeing landlord construction compliance and preparing and negotiating design and construction agreements
  • Serving as first point of contact to clients in all major business decisions

Before forming Tuttle Yick, Alex attended Emory University and The George Washington University Law School. After graduating law school, Alex worked as a Partner in a boutique/owner-focused construction law firm and an Associate at a mid-sized construction litigation law firm.

Alex has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2013.

Bar Admissions
  • New York State Bar
  • Connecticut State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
We serve all aspects of residential and commercial construction projects, representing owners, developers, design professionals, and contractors in negotiating and implementing design and construction agreements, managing risk, controlling time and budget constraints, anticipating and resolving disputes, minimizing cost, and maximizing efficiency and profits.

Far from the traditional law firm, we closely analyze each client’s goals and objectives and work together with the client to reach an optimal project strategy. Our firm also has a deep network in the construction industry, including with construction lenders, owner’s representatives, project managers, specialty consultants, architects, and engineers, with intimate knowledge of the breadth of issues that arise during design and construction.

In 2012, Tuttle Yick LLP hung a shingle and opened its doors. The vision was to create a new age law firm, founded on the principals of efficiency, value, and commitment, using technology and personal relationships to build a winning and successful track record. Big law performance at boutique pricing. Our model invited and embraced long-term clients–not merely transactional—to serve as first point of contact for all legal and business needs.

Fast forward to 2022, our 10 year anniversary, we are a robust firm that services all aspects of real estate, construction, and litigation matters. Our team is composed of elite professionals and staff from a wide range of backgrounds, including Judicial clerks, real estate developers, construction managers, corporate lawyers, and criminal prosecutors.

Our number one goal is to provide value-add services, capable of addressing, and even inviting, the most complex legal challenges. Through careful deliberation on the issues and digging deep into the nuances of our clients needs and objectives, we pride ourselves in working collaboratively with our clients, and our diverse team, to implement carefully constructed legal and business solutions.