Jeffrey Yick is a founding partner of Tuttle Yick LLP. Mr. Yick represents owners, developers, architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, construction managers, and other major commercial corporations in all aspects of their construction projects, including preparation and negotiation of construction contracts, risk management, project management, and dispute resolution. Mr. Yick also has extensive litigation experience obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients at trial and through dispositive motions and appeals in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.
After graduating law school, Mr. Yick served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mark J. Nelson in New Jersey Superior Court, Hudson Vicinage. Mr. Yick thereafter practiced for over eight years at the prestigious construction law firm, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, before forming Tuttle Yick llp.
Mr. Yick’s accolades include receiving Martindale Hubble’s preeminent AV Rating which is awarded to less than 5% of all attorneys across the United States being selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Yick was also named a rising star in construction litigation in 2013 by SuperLawyers.
Obtained a million dollar jury verdict for home improvement contractor client defending a construction defect claim and prosecuting a counterclaim for unpaid fees.
Successfully represented national engineering firm in $20M complex nursing home construction action.
Successfully represented national airport concession developer/operator in multi-million dollar contract dispute.
Successfully defended premier university in lawsuit involving a chiller plant renovation.
Drafted request for proposal on behalf of international peacekeeping body for design-build projects of five additional facilities located throughout the world.
Reported Decisions of Note
Fetisov v. AY Builders, Inc., 2011 WL 6009971 (E.D.N.Y. 2011), aff’d, 2012 WL 213770 (E.D.N.Y. 2012) (obtained order precluding witness from testifying at trial)
Gal-Ed v. 153rd Street Associates, LLC, 73 A.D.3d 438, 901 N.Y.S.2d 592 (1st Dep’t 2010) (obtained dismissal of complaint for plaintiff’s willful failure to comply with discovery obligations)
CDJ Builders Corp. v. Hudson Group Const. Corp., 67 A.D.3d 720, 889 N.Y.S.2d 64 (2d Dep’t 2009) (obtained dismissal of a subcontractor’s claim against an owner and construction manager pursuant to the statute of frauds)
Nassau County v. Richard Dattner Architect, P.C., 13 Misc.3d 1206(A), 824 N.Y.S.2d 756 (Sup. Ct. NY County 2006) (obtained dismissal of claims against engineer by establishing that engineer’s services were unrelated to issues in case)
“Indemnification Agreements,” AIANY/ACECNY Special Advisory Committee Meeting, November 2006
“Attorney-Client Privilege and In-House Counsel,” American Council of Engineering Companies Annual Convention & Legislative Summit, May 2006