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.
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 recently completed $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.
News & Insights
- 06.17.2021 | Press Release
- 03.04.2021 | Press Release
- 06.02.2020 | Press Release
- 05.21.2020 | Media Coverage
- 04.23.2020 | Media Coverage
- 06.19.2019 | Media Coverage
- 06.05.2019 | Media Coverage
- 05.06.2019 | Media Coverage
- 10.31.2018 | Press Release
- Jeremy Halpern and Nutter Recognized Among Most Recommended Boston Startup Lawyers by Companyon Ventures10.10.2018 | Announcement
- 03.26.2018 | Media Coverage
- 02.07.2018 | Press Release
- 02.07.2018 | Media Coverage
- 11.06.2017 | Media Coverage
- Jeremy Halpern Presents at the Fourth Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference, Reports The Harvard Crimson10.16.2017 | Media Coverage
- International experts gather to present expertise, insights on complex legal strategies for emerging companies and start-ups, 05.01.2015
- Acceleration2013 Event Recap: Conference Provides Insight Into Challenges and Opportunities for Early Stage Life Science Companies in the Current Funding Environment and Post ACA12.10.2013
- The Boston Business Journal quotes Jeremy Halpern in “Young med device firms face tough funding climate”04.27.2012
- Webinar: Biz + Bites Lunch Series: Dealing with Supply Chain Disruption for Food and Beverage Companies05.15.2020
- Will Bernat, Jeremy Halpern, and Steven Saunders to Speak at TCN’s Fundraising Bootcamp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs11.15.2019
- June 18-19, 2019
- Jeremy Halpern to Present on Raising Capital at Branchfood’s ‘Fundraising for Early Stage Food Entrepreneurs’ Event06.07.2019
- Will Bernat, Jeremy Halpern, and Josh French to Speak at The Capital Network’s 2019 Fundraising Bootcamp for Post-Seed Entrepreneurs03.26.2019
- Jeremy Halpern to Present on Capitalization Tables and Early-Stage Investment at The Capital Network Event03.11.2019
- Jeremy Halpern, Will Bernat, and Josh Gray to Hold Office Hours at The Capital Network’s 2018 Fast Track Boot Camp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs12.14.2018
- Jeremy Halpern to Present on Legal Issues with Financing and Selling Consumer Products at Natural Products Consulting Boot Camp Event12.11.2018
- Jeremy Halpern to Present on Capitalization Tables and Early-Stage Investment at The Capital Network Event10.04.2018
- Jeremy Halpern to Present on Benefits, Risks, and Traps of Working with Contract Manufacturing Partners at Social Enterprise Greenhouse Event09.06.2018
- Jeremy Halpern and Will Bernat to Present at The Capital Network’s ‘Fundraising Bootcamp for Early Stage Entrepreneurs’11.08.2017
- Jeremy Halpern and Will Bernat Present ‘Negotiating Commercial Agreements for High Growth Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs’04.04.2017
- Nutter Sponsors the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Greater Boston Chapter’s ‘Bootstrapping a MedTech Startup’03.21.2017
- Jeremy Halpern Presents at The Capital Network’s ’Build a Cap Table and Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment’07.14.2016
- Jeremy Halpern presents at Startup Stir’s “Getting Connected − Resources You Need for Startup Success”02.16.2016
- Jeremy Halpern serves as faculty at MCLE’s “Fundamentals of Raising Startup Capital Through the Internet”06.18.2015
- Jeremy Halpern presents “Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment” for The Capital Network06.05.2015
- Jeremy Halpern serves as keynote speaker at Boston University Review of Banking and Financial Law Symposium “Innovation Today: The Legal Challenges of Funding Startups”02.27.2015
- Jeremy Halpern presents “Build a Cap Table and Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment” for The Capital Network01.13.2015
- Jeremy Halpern presents at MassIT & New Urban Mechanics Live Stream “How to Pitch Your Innovation to Gov”09.02.2014
- Jeremy Halpern presents at “Beyond the Crowd: The Whole JOBS Act Implications for Entrepreneurs & Investors”08.12.2014
- Jeremy Halpern moderates M2D2 Educational Series 2014 “Lean Product Development for Medical Devices”04.17.2014
- Jeremy Halpern presents at The Capital Network (TCN) Expert Lunch “Understanding the Dilution Impact of Early Stage Capital”06.28.2013
- June 18, 2013
- Jeremy Halpern presents at The Capital Network’s “Funding Options Deep Dive – High Growth Companies”09.12.2012
- Jeremy Halpern presents at WorkBar’s “Lunch & Learn: Addressable Markets for High Growth Businesses seeking Angel/Venture Capital”08.24.2012
- Jeremy Halpern presents at EFactor’s “Perfect Your Pitch: Learn how to improve your pitch from investors”04.26.2012
- Jeremy Halpern presents at XPX Boston Roundtable “Unraveling the Mysteries of Venture Capital and Private Equity”02.29.2012
- 05.19.2021 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: Federal Reserve Board Proposes Guidelines for Approving Master Accounts and Other Services05.06.2021 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: Banking Agencies Request Information on the Use of Artificial Intelligence by Financial Institutions04.05.2021 | Legal Advisory
- 01.06.2021 | Legal Advisory
- 12.09.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 10.29.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 10.21.2020 | Article
- 08.31.2020 | Article
- 08.20.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 07.30.2020 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: OCC Authorizes National Banks and Federal Savings Associations to Offer Cryptocurrency Custody Services07.28.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 07.23.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 07.22.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 07.02.2020 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: Acting OCC Comptroller Announces Plans to Release a National Charter for Payments Companies06.26.2020 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: New Acting OCC Comptroller Continues to Prioritize Innovation as OCC Proposes Rules on Digitizing Banking06.08.2020 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: OCC Issues Final ‘Valid When Made’ Rule on Permissible Interest on Transferred Loan06.02.2020 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: CFPB Issues No-Action Letter Templates for Affordable Small Dollar Lending and Mortgage Loss Mitigation05.29.2020 | Legal Advisory
- Writing for Beverage Business Insights, Jeremy Halpern and Meghan Kelly Analyze Changes to Convertible Debt05.18.2020 | Article
- Writing for Food & Beverage Magazine, Jeremy Halpern Analyzes Convertible Debt For Early Stage Food and Beverage Companies05.05.2020 | Article
- Effects of COVID-19 on the M&A Market: Working Capital Adjustments; Due Diligence; Representations; Post-Signing Considerations04.15.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 04.03.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 03.19.2020 | Legal Advisory
- Fintech in Brief: FDIC Signals Pending Decisions on ILC Applications and Proposes New Rules for ILCs and their Parent Companies03.18.2020 | Legal Advisory
- 03.12.2020 | Legal Update
- 02.26.2020 | Legal Update
- 02.13.2020 | Legal Update
- 12.18.2019 | Legal Update
- 12.05.2019 | Legal Update
- 11.19.2019 | Legal Update
- 10.25.2019 | Legal Update
- 10.25.2019 | Legal Update
- 09.04.2019 | Legal Update
- Fintech in Brief: Chairwoman Waters Outlines House Financial Services Committee’s Fall 2019 Agenda: Financial Innovation Remains Priority08.26.2019 | Legal Update
- 08.12.2019 | Legal Update
- Fintech in Brief: Federal Reserve Announces Plan to Develop A Real-Time Payment and Settlement Service08.07.2019 | Legal Update
- 06.26.2019 | Legal Update
- Writing for Food Processing, Jeremy Halpern Outlines How Food and Beverage Startups Should Pitch Investors06.25.2019 | Article
- 05.22.2019 | Legal Update
- 05.03.2019 | Legal Update
- 05.01.2019 | Legal Update
- 04.19.2019 | Legal Update
- Fintech in Brief: The Clearing House Announces Adoption of Business Principles for Operation of the RTP® Network04.10.2019 | Legal Update
- 04.02.2019 | Legal Update
- 03.27.2019 | Legal Update
- 03.12.2019 | Insights
- 02.19.2019 | Legal Update
- 02.13.2019 | Legal Update
- 01.30.2019 | Legal Update
- Fintech in Brief: Ranking Member McHenry Calls for House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Financial Innovation01.24.2019 | Legal Update
- Fintech in Brief: Chairwoman Waters Outlines House Financial Services Committee’s Agenda: Priorities Include Financial Innovation01.22.2019 | Legal Update
- Fintech in Brief: Issues to Consider in Connection with the CFPB’s Proposed Product Sandbox and Policy Changes for No-Action Letters01.08.2019 | Legal Update
- 12.21.2018 | Legal Update
- Fintech in Brief: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Proposes Product Sandbox and Policy Changes for No-Action Letters12.17.2018 | Legal Update
- Doing a Deal with the 800 lb Gorilla: Key issues for small food and beverage brands taking strategic investment05.23.2018 | Article
- 10.18.2017 | Legal Update
- Writing for Food Processing, Jeremy Halpern Analyzes Commercial Agreements in the Food and Beverage Industry04.25.2017 | Article
- Food and Beverage Companies: Get the Dish on Commercial Agreements: Insights from Nutter’s Jeremy Halpern10.25.2016 | Legal Update
- 06.01.2016 | Legal Advisory
- 03.04.2016 | Legal Update
- Spring 2015 | Article
- 01.30.2015 | Legal Advisory
- 12.04.2014 | Article
- November 2014 | Article
- October 2014 | Article
- September 2014 | Article
- 09.08.2014 | Article
- Xconomy.com publishes Nutter follow up on Acceleration conference, “2014 Trends in Early-Stage Life Sciences Investment” by Jeremy Halpern02.20.2014 | Article
- December 2012 | Article
- 11.13.2012 | Article
- October 2012 | Article
- Five Things That Create Personal Liability for Officers and Directors of Corporations in Massachusetts05.11.2012 | Legal Advisory
- 02.23.2012 | Article
- 02.21.2012 | Article
- 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
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