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James M. Prince
James M. Prince
Senior Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Senior Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

James M. Prince

James M. Prince

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

James M. Prince

Jim represents publicly traded and private companies in various capacities and major banking firms on a transactional basis. He has extensive experience in capital markets equity and high yield debt offerings representing issuers and underwriters, private placements, secured financings, mergers and acquisitions, and the structuring and formation of joint ventures and alternative monetization structures such as master limited partnerships and royalty trusts.

Jim provides corporate advice on SEC and stock exchange compliance, corporate governance and strategic transactions, primarily focusing on clients within and serving the oil and gas, oil services and energy infrastructure industries.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • The University of Texas, B.B.A., 1976
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2013–2019; Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2010; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States (Nationwide), 2019 and 2020
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central USA), 2020
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2014 and 2016; High-Yield Debt Offerings, 2014 and 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2001–2021
  • Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.), Capital Markets, 2016 and 2017
  • International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers (Law Business Research, Ltd.), 2010
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2003–2005, 2012–2015
  • Texas
  • “Thoughts for Officers and Directors of E&P Companies and MLPs in 2016,” V&E website, January 19, 2016 (co-author)
  • “West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Issues Emergency Rule for Horizontal Drilling,” V&E Shale Insights—Tracking Fracking E-communication, August 23, 2011 (co-author)
  • “EPA Proposes New Rules to Regulate Air Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Exploration, Production, Transmission, and Storage Facilities, Including Hydraulic Fracturing Operations,” V&E Shale/Hydraulic Fracturing Updates E-communication, July 29, 2011 (co-author)
  • “Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Report Issued,” V&E Shale Insights E-communication, July 22, 2011 (co-author)
  • “Expanded Disclosure Requirements for Oil, Gas, and Mining Companies,” V&E Financial Reform Update E-communication, August 19, 2010 (co-author)