James Pryde practices in the Energy and National Resources Group and Private Equity Group, with particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Pryde has significant experience as lead counsel in acquiring, financing and developing energy resources and infrastructure, representing private equity funds in acquisitions in a variety of industries and in representing agribusinesses in general matters. Mr. Pryde serves as general outside counsel to a large private equity fund focusing on the acquisition and development of energy resources and infrastructure. He also serves as general outside counsel to a wide variety of companies including a publicly held airplane modification business and a pet food and pet treat company.
His energy and infrastructure experience includes all aspects of development, acquisition, finance and sale of all aspects of energy generation and transmission, including coal, natural gas power generation and pipeline distribution; biomass; waste-to-energy; wind; solar; hydro; and storage. Mr. Pryde has also been involved with multiple power purchase agreements.
Mr. Pryde’s private equity practice involves all phases of representation of private equity funds, including fund formation and acquisition, representation and disposition of portfolio companies. In addition to energy and infrastructure, Mr. Pryde has represented private equity funds in landfill facilities, waste hauling, rock quarries, pollution control, sound suppression, home construction materials, and pet treats, among other areas.
With Mr. Pryde’s central location in Kansas City and the multiple offices of the firm, Mr. Pryde is able to bring his significant experience to transactions throughout the U.S., all at Midwestern rates. Further, Mr. Pryde has been praised by clients for his “solution oriented” method of representation and for his ability to get complex and difficult transactions completed on a timely basis and within budget.