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Portia S. Keady

Associate / Boston

Overview

Portia S. Keady is an associate in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department. She focuses her practice on advising clients on all aspects of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase agreements, corporate governance, licensing (including liquor licensing for food and beverage clients), escrow agreements, and due diligence. She has represented both early stage growth companies and investment firms in venture-backed financings. Portia regularly advises early stage and mature companies on their day-to-day corporate needs including corporate strategy, organization and succession planning in a broad range of industries including food service and hospitality, manufacturing, technology, software, and professional services.

Notable Experience

  • Advised Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc., a family-owned national Middle Eastern food manufacturer and distributor, in its acquisition of Brekki, a manufacturer of overnight oats for healthy breakfast options.
  • Represented a privately held specialty food manufacturer and distributor in the sale of all of its assets for $8,000,000.
  • Represented privately held provider of freshly prepared, high quality meals for the business dining and education markets in the sale of all of its equity securities for $16,000,000.
  • Represented Agilyx Corporation, the leader in chemical recycling of post-use plastics back into polymers, chemicals, and low carbon fuels, in connection with securing growth financing from a diverse set of European investors led by Carnegie Investment Bank.
  • Represented PollyDot, Inc., a large Planet Fitness franchisee in Massachusetts, in connection with the sale of all of its clubs.
  • Represented miEdge, the premier provider of lead generation, data analytics, and prospecting solutions specifically designed for the insurance industry, in its acquisition by Zywave, the leading insurtech provider powering agency growth.
  • Represented Midé Technology Corporation, a U.S. company which provides engineering services including problem solving through modeling and analysis, electronic prototyping, commercial research and development, and forensic engineering services, in its acquisition by Paris-based Hutchinson S.A., which manufactures industrial, automotive, and consumer rubber products such as hoses, tubing, bumpers, spoilers, sealants and adhesives, rubber gloves, baby car seats, and sponges.
  • Represented Waveguide Inc., a New Hampshire-based company that specializes in outside plant services for the telecommunications industry, in its merger with Maicom LLC, a provider of critical infrastructure needs.
  • Represented Boston Biomedical Associates, LLC, a full service medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical clinical research organization (CRO), in its acquisition by Factory CRO USA Group, LLC, a global leader of specialization in medical device trials.
  • Represented Definiti LLC, a private equity-backed, national leader in the retirement services industry, in connection with its acquisition of Capital Retirement Plan Services, LLC.
  • Represented Group RHI in its acquisition of America’s 401k, LLC and Retirement Investment Administrators, LLC.
  • Represented WegoWise, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its assets to AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF).
  • Represented privately held sales and marketing company serving the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional, personal care, biotech, and industrial markets of North America in the sale of all of its equity securities for $105,000,000.
  • Represented privately held fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure service provider in the sale of all of its equity securities for $45,000,000.

Prior to joining Nutter, Portia was an associate in the Boston office of an international law firm. Previously, she was an associate in the Boston office of a prominent New England-based law and a litigation paralegal at a law firm in New York

Portia earned her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from Trinity College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is fluent in Italian.

Experience

Experience

  • Agilyx

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Agilyx Corporation and its parent company Agilyx AS (Euronext Growth Oslo: AGLX), a leader in advanced recycling of post-use plastics, in its joint venture with ExxonMobil Chemical Corporation (NYSE: XOM), the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, to form Cyclyx International, LLC. 

  • Column Health

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Column Health, a network of technology-enabled, community-based outpatient mental health and addiction clinics throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, in connection with its acquisition of the Center for Psychiatric Medicine (CPM).

  • PollyDot, Inc.

    Nutter advised PollyDot, Inc., a large Planet Fitness franchisee in Massachusetts, in connection with the sale of all of its clubs.

  • Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc.

    Nutter advised Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc., a family-owned national Middle Eastern food manufacturer and distributor, in its acquisition of Brekki, a manufacturer of overnight oats for healthy breakfast options.

  • Agilyx Corporation

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Agilyx Corporation, the leader in chemical recycling of post-use plastics back into polymers, chemicals, and low carbon fuels, in connection with securing growth financing from a diverse set of European investors led by Carnegie Investment Bank.

  • miEdge

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to miEdge, the premier provider of lead generation, data analytics, and prospecting solutions specifically designed for the insurance industry, in its acquisition by Zywave, the leading insurtech provider powering agency growth.

  • Leader Bank, N.A. and Leader Bancorp, Inc.

    Nutter served as sole outside legal counsel to Leader Bank, N.A. and its parent company Leader Bancorp, Inc. in connection with the recent spin-out of ZSuite Technologies.

  • Mide Technology Corporation

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Midé Technology Corporation, a U.S. company which provides engineering services including problem solving through modeling and analysis, electronic prototyping, commercial research and development, and forensic engineering services, in its acquisition by Paris-based Hutchinson S.A., which manufactures industrial, automotive, and consumer rubber products such as hoses, tubing, bumpers, spoilers, sealants and adhesives, rubber gloves, baby car seats, and sponges.

  • Waveguide Inc.

    Nutter represented Waveguide Inc., a New Hampshire-based company that specializes in outside plant services for the telecommunications industry, in its merger with Maicom LLC, a provider of critical infrastructure needs. 

  • Agilyx

    Nutter advised Agilyx, a leader and pioneer in chemically recycling difficult-to-recycle mixed waste plastic streams into high value low carbon circular feedstocks and fuels, on the formation of a joint venture with AmSty, a leading integrated producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer. The joint venture, Regenyx LLC, will be dedicated to fully recycling post-consumer polystyrene materials back to new polystyrene products.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of Pension Studio, a third party retirement plan administrator with offices in Florida and New England.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of Billings and Company, LLC, an Iowa-based recordkeeping and qualified plan administration company.

  • Boston Biomedical Associates, LLC

    Nutter represented Boston Biomedical Associates, LLC, a full service medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical clinical research organization (CRO), in its acquisition by Factory CRO USA Group, LLC, a global leader of specialization in medical device trials.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of America’s 401k, LLC, a Dallas, TX-based, independent third party administrator focused on serving small businesses in offering qualified retirement plans to their employees, and Retirement Investment Administrators, LLC, a recordkeeping and qualified plan administration company also based in Dallas, TX.

  • WegoWise, Inc.

    Nutter represented WegoWise, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software solutions to owners and managers of buildings to help understand, track, and improve building utility efficiency, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF), a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions in the real estate and legal markets.

  • AppwoRx LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to AppwoRx LLC, a Boston-based medical technology manufacturer, in connection with its acquisition by PatientNOW, a private equity-backed computer software company headquartered in Englewood, CO.

  • Code-X, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Code-X, Inc., a software development company, in connection with a Series A financing.

  • Column Health, LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Column Health, LLC in connection with its sale to Shore Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in middle-market health care and food and beverage acquisitions.

  • Definiti LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Definiti LLC, a private equity-backed, national leader in the retirement services industry, in connection with its acquisition of Capital Retirement Plan Services, LLC.

  • Definiti LLC

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Definiti LLC, a private equity-backed, national leader in the retirement services industry, in connection with its acquisition of Boetger Retirement Plan Services, LLC, a full-service design, recordkeeping, administration, and consulting firm specializing in administration of qualified retirement plan programs based in Pennsylvania.

News & Insights

News

Education & Admissions

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Trinity College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa  

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

In the Community

Active in the community, Portia is a member of Youth Villages Leadership Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with the most serious emotional and behavioral challenges and their families live successfully. Portia also serves as a member of the Executive Committee for Lawyers Have Heart, an affiliate of the American Heart Association. 

Before Nutter

Prior to joining Nutter, Portia was an associate in the Boston office of an international law firm. Previously, she was an associate in the Boston office of a prominent New England-based law and a litigation paralegal at a law firm in New York.

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