Nicholas Ivor Martin represents management in labor union negotiations. Recent clients include The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Prior to 2020, he was Vice President of Artistic Operations at Lyric Opera of Chicago and participated in national media negotiations with the American Federation of Musicians for two decades. He is a longterm board member of the American Guild of Musical Artists Health and Retirement Fund and of the Solti Foundation US. He is also the author of The Opera Manual (published by Scarecrow Press / Rowman & Littlefield) and co-author of Miss Manners Minds Your Business (with his mother, Judith Martin).