MARISSA WILEY APPOINTED TO UPSTATE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Highland NY – Marissa Wiley, a partner in the Corporate & Finance group at Nixon Peabody, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Upstate Capital Association of New York.
Marissa has focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies and private equity transactions. Her favorite part of the job is “learning about my client’s business, getting down into the weeds with them, and becoming a part of their team, as I guide them through what is invariably a major event in the company’s life.”
Working primarily in the Capital Region, Marissa has been with Nixon Peabody for over five years. She joined the Upstate Capital Board to “leverage [her] industry and technical knowledge to help Upstate Capital promote its mission of supporting access to capital and increasing deal flow for investors in our region.” She added, “I am excited to foster a sense of community and diversity among the players in this space.”
When reflecting on the near future market outlook, Marissa believes that “these next few years certainly look differently than anyone could have predicted just a few months ago. I expect that there will be an acceleration of activity following the slow-down of the last few months, as innovators adapt and evolve to the novel challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. Although those innovators may find that access to capital is limited at the moment, investors will be swayed by attractive growth opportunities in the coming months, as new business models prove they have strong potential to be successful in the new normal.”
We welcome Marissa’s perspective and leadership to the Upstate Capital Board of Directors. Collectively, the board represents the full spectrum of capital available to companies in Upstate New York. With venture capitalists, private equity investors, CEOs, angel investors and industry professionals, the board represents our investment community.
Since 2003, the Upstate Capital Association of New York has been the place to meet capital providers – early stage, venture, growth and private equity investors – as well as lenders, professional advisors, entrepreneurs and company executives making investments and building companies across New York State.
About Upstate Capital
Upstate Capital connects investors across the capital stack to opportunities all over New York state. We increase access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors by maintaining a robust network of capital providers, company leaders, professional advisors, and supporting organizations. Through regular events and educational content, we connect, educate and celebrate the people building businesses in Upstate New York.
About Nixon Peabody
At Nixon Peabody, we see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures. We are constantly thinking about what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in. We work together to handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property, and finance anywhere in the world.