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Jeremy Halpern

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


Jeremy Halpern is a Partner and the Co-Chair of Nutter’s Emerging Companies Group and its Food and Beverage Practice Group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on emerging and mature operating companies, private equity, venture capital and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, executive and team compensation matters, and general support for high growth and privately held companies in technology, life sciences, and consumer products.

Concurrently, Jeremy is a member of the board of Naturally New England, a non-profit serving the natural and organic consumer product industry, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the UCLA School of Law Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy.

Previously, Jeremy served on the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee of MassVentures, an early stage venture capital fund geared toward technology companies in Massachusetts. Jeremy was also previously a Director and the Executive Chairman of The Capital Network, a Boston-based nonprofit serving entrepreneurs seeking high growth capital. He has served on the Advisory Board of the MBI Health Program, on the Board of Directors of Pintley, a MassChallenge 2011 finalist company providing marketing solutions to the craft brewers and bars, and on the advisory board at The Bowdoin Group, a premier executive recruitment firm. He has served 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. Jeremy was previously the co-founder of a company in the mobile technology synchronization space. Jeremy is a prior recipient of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award.

Jeremy spent nine years teaching entrepreneurial leadership at Tufts University and has guest lectured at Babson, Harvard, Boston University, Tufts, MIT and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

Jeremy received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, summa cum laude; phi beta kappa, and his J.D., from the UCLA School of Law.



  • 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.

  • RIND Snacks

    Nutter advised RIND Snacks, a sustainable snack brand, in connection with its acquisition of Small Batch Organics, a Vermont-based manufacturer of award-winning granola product.

  • 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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