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Nick Ferrara

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Since his undergraduate days at New York University in the early 1980s, Nicholas Ferrara has been involved in the music industry. He credits NYU classmate Jason Flom (founder of Lava Records and former CEO of Atlantic Records) with giving him his start in the music business. During a 1983 West Coast trip, Ferrara discovered an independent EP by the band RATT. Shortly thereafter, he facilitated the signing of the band by Atlantic’s President Doug Morris and RATT went on to record platinum-selling albums for the label. After he received his Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School in 1986, he practiced entertainment law and corporate litigation for three years. Doug Morris hadn’t forgotten Ferrara’s keen ear and in 1989 he persuaded him to join Atlantic’s A&R staff. In 1992, Ferrara joined Joseph Lloyd Serling and Wayne Rooks as a partner 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.