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James P. Pryde

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Kansas City

Tel

1 816 374 3205

Fax

1 816 855 3205
jppryde@bryancave.com
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James P. Pryde

Partner


Kansas City



One Kansas City Place
1200 Main Street, Suite 3800
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-2122

Phone:

1 816 374 3205

Fax:

1 816 855 3205

email:

jppryde@bryancave.com

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 the 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.

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • University of Illinois – Articles Editor, Law Review and Member, Board of Editors
  • Truman Heartland Community Foundation, Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Executive Committee Member, and Chair of Coalition for All Ages and Needs Assessment
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2007-2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2013

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 the 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.

Select Representations

  • Representation of private equity sponsor in sale of 272 MW power plant in Colorado
  • Representation of publicly traded company in acquisition of gas distribution company and related project financing
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in acquisition and project financing of 5 natural gas fired peaker plants in California
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in acquisition of 656 MW power plant in Illinois
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in sale of 656 MW power plant in Illinois
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in acquisition of 795 MW power plant in Oklahoma
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in sale of 795 MW power plant in Oklahoma
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in refinancing of peaker power plants in California
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in development and COD of peaker plant in California
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in proposed acquisition of a wind farm in Idaho
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in acquisition and proposed further development of a utility grade solar development in California
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in acquisition and financing of “roof-top” solar company
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with proposed acquisition of bio-mass plant in Georgia
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in acquisition of interests in a wind turbine technology company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in acquisition of the largest waste disposal company in the Midwest
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in acquisition of 2 rock quarries in Midwest
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in acquisition of synthetic roofing company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in acquisition of a manufacturer of natural gas piping systems and sound suppression/pollution reduction systems
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in acquisition of home sound system manufacturer
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in sale of 2 rock quarries in Midwest
  • Represent developer of an ethanol plant in Kansas
  • Represent agribusiness company in construction and financing of the world’s most efficient meat processing plant
  • Representation of management in a leveraged buyout of a large insurance brokerage company
  • Representation of insurance brokerage company in acquisition of a wealth management company
  • Representation of the seller in connection with a proposed sale of a casino in Kansas
  • Formed a private equity fund focusing on energy and infrastructure
  • Formed private equity fund focusing on acquisition of mid-sized manufacturing companies
  • Representation of developer of  a transmission line in New Mexico
  • Representation of G&T Co-ops in sale leasebacks of power plants in Alaska, Arkansas and Colorado
  • Representation of buyer in sale leaseback of power plant in Kansas
  • Representation of seller of a natural gas pipeline in Kansas to a publicly held company
  • Representation of buyer in the acquisition and multi-tiered project financing of a gas pipeline in eastern Missouri
  • Representation of buyer in the acquisition and project financing of a gas pipeline to a government facility in southern Missouri
  • Representation of seller of gas pipeline in eastern Missouri
  • Representation of seller of gas pipeline in southern Missouri
  • Representation of large agri-business company in CFTC and USDA investigations, which resulted in no charges being filed
  • Representation of seller in sale of an interest in a national pay day loan company

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1982

Education

University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude, 1982

Bradley University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1979

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • University of Illinois – Articles Editor, Law Review and Member, Board of Editors
  • Truman Heartland Community Foundation, Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Executive Committee Member, and Chair of Coalition for All Ages and Needs Assessment
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2007-2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2013