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Jeremy Halpern

Co-Chair, Emerging Companies Group; Co-Lead, Food and Beverage Group / Boston


Jeremy Halpern is a partner and co-chairs Nutter’s Emerging Companies Group. As a food lawyer, Jeremy also co-leads the firm’s Food and Beverage group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on emerging companies, private equity, venture capital and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, executive and team compensation matters, and general start-up support for high growth companies in technology, life sciences, and the food and beverage industry. 

Concurrently, Jeremy is a member of the board of The Capital Network, a Boston-based nonprofit serving entrepreneurs seeking high growth capital, serves on the Advisory Board and the Executive Education Committee of the MBI Health Program, and on the Advisory Board of Pintley, a MassChallenge 2011 finalist company providing marketing solutions to the craft brewers and bars, and The Bowdoin Group, a premier executive recruitment firm. He continues to serve as a mentor at MassChallenge and LearnLaunch, an expert advisor at the Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and as a speaker, reviewer, judge, or mentor for MIT HackingMedicine, HackingPediatrics, the Mass Tech Transfer Center, the Mass Life Science Center, M2D2, BranchFood, Startup Institute, and the UCLA/Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference.

Previously, Jeremy served as the Managing Director of Edible Ventures, an angel group investing in food and beverage brands, and on the Board and Investment Committee of MassVentures, an early stage venture capital fund geared toward technology companies in Massachusetts. Jeremy taught entrepreneurial leadership at Tufts University for nine years and co-founded a company in the mobile technology synchronization space.



  • RIND Snacks

    Nutter served as legal counsel to RIND, New York-based makers of functional and sustainable whole fruit snacks, in connection with its closing of a $6.1 million Series A capital raise led by Valor Siren Ventures (VSV), an early-stage investor in sustainability, food, food technology, retail, and retail technology, along with a follow-on investment from Melitas Ventures.

  • UrSure, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to UrSure, Inc., an HIV medication adherence diagnostics company, in connection with its acquisition by OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection and stabilization devices, and microbiome laboratory and analytical services.

  • Cali’flour Foods

    Nutter advised Cali’flour Foods, the developer and manufacturer of low-carb, gluten-free cauliflower products, in a Series A financing round led by Sunrise Strategic Partners, with participation from CircleUp Growth Partners.

  • Senior management

    Nutter represented certain senior management in connection with the sale of ZappRx to Allscripts.

  • Acquirer in the food and beverage industry

    Nutter represented the acquirer in the purchase and license of certain assets related to an overnight oats brand from a multinational food and beverage corporation.

  • Hans Kissle Company, LLC

    Nutter represented Hans Kissle Company, LLC, a manufacturer of private label and branded foods for retail, foodservice, club, and convenience store customers throughout the United States, in its acquisition by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a Japanese diversified industrial holding company. The total value of the transaction was approximately $108 million.

  • The Living Apothecary

    Nutter advised The Living Apothecary, a probiotic water kefir maker based in Oakland, CA, in a $1.4 million financing round led by L.A. Libations and Venice Brands. 

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Nutter advised Zagster, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of modern, flexible bike share services, in securing $15 million in growth capital.

  • Kombrewcha

    Nutter represented Kombrewcha (the first alcoholic Kombucha) in its sale to a strategic acquirer.

  • Deep River Snacks

    Nutter advised Deep River Snacks, makers of premium better-for-you snacks based in Connecticut, in its sale to Arca Continental, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and parent company of Wise Snacks, Bokados, and Inalecsa. Nutter had been long time general counsel to Deep River Snacks, and had advised the company in its ongoing commercial dealings, intellectual property matters, and its venture capital transactions. 

  • Wandering Bear Coffee

    Nutter advised Wandering Bear Coffee, a cold brew coffee maker, in its $8 million Series A equity round of financing.

  • Beyonic, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Beyonic, Inc., a digital payments management provider of business services for SMEs, fintechs, and social impact entities across Africa, in its acquisition by MFS Africa Limited, Africa’s largest digital payments hub.

  • Wandering Bear, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Wandering Bear, Inc., a cold brew coffee maker, in connection with its $5 million funding round backed by existing investors.

News & Insights


Speaking Engagements




  • Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40” 2012

Education & Admissions


University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Massachusetts
  • California

Industry Expertise

Jeremy serves as a mentor at MassChallenge and LearnLaunch, an expert advisor at the Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and as a speaker, reviewer, judge or mentor for MIT HackingMedicine, HackingPediatrics, the Mass Tech Transfer Center, the Mass Life Science Center, M2D2, BranchFood and Startup Institute.


  • Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40,” 2012
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