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Nicholas C. Ferrara, Esq.

Since his undergraduate days at New York University in the early 1980’s, Nicholas Ferrara has been actively involved in the music industry. Nick cites fellow NYU classmate Jason Flom (founder of Lava Records and former CEO of Atlantic Records) as being instrumental in Nick’s initial entrée into the business.

After earning his Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School in 1986, Nick practiced entertainment law and corporate litigation for three years. On the strength of relationships dating back to his college days, in 1989, Nick joined Atlantic Record’s A&R staff. In 1992, Nick partnered with Joseph Lloyd Serling and Wayne Rooks in the new firm of Serling Rooks & Ferrara LLP. Over the next two decades, the firm grew in both size and stature becoming one of the industry’s most prominent full service music business law firms.

In 2014, Nick relocated his practice to Nashville, Tennessee. Eager to embrace new challenges, in 2015 Nick and Robert “Riff” Pisarek founded Nicholas C. Ferrara & Associates PLLC.