Glenn Krassen is partner in charge of Bricker & Eckler's Cleveland office. He co-chairs the firm's Shale, Oil and Gas group, and has more than 30 years of broad oil, and gas and energy law experience.

Glenn practices in the areas of energy, public utilities, complex energy finance, corporate and real estate, in addition to oil and gas. He represents the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the largest public retail energy aggregation in the country, comprised of about 200 Ohio counties, cities and townships, as well as other large public and private energy aggregation groups. He has served as bond and special energy counsel for the issuance of $4 billion of municipal electricity and natural gas prepayment bonds nationwide.

Glenn regularly represents public and private entities nationally on complex energy finance issues and electric and gas competitive procurement and contracting issues; represents renewable energy developers and end-users in solar, wind and biomass projects; and regularly appears in utility regulatory matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. He has served as outside general counsel and local Ohio counsel for oil and gas and other energy companies and represents them in acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, partnerships and other business transactions. He also represents municipalities, public agencies, public and private landowners, large landowner groups, and others on oil and gas leasing, municipal utility, electricity, gas, steam and chilled water, sewer and renewable energy issues.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Adjunct Professor, Oil and Gas Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Eliza Jennings Network, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Member, Board of Trustees and former Vice President, HELP Foundation, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
  • Former President, Shaker Heights Public Library Board of Trustees
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, “Current Market Development in Ohio and Related Accounting Issues,” The Ohio Society of CPAs Oil & Gas Conference, August 2014
  • Speaker, “Royalty Reservations vs. Mineral Reservations,” Ohio State Bar Association CLE, August 2013
  • Speaker, “Current Market Developments in Ohio and Related Accounting Issues,” The Ohio Society of CPAs 2013 Oil & Gas Conference, August 2013
  • Author, "Municipal Electric Aggregation: A Valuable Tool to Enhance Residential and Small Customer Access to Retail Markets"; "Capturing the Power of Electric Restructuring," American Bar Association, July 2009
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; (former chairman of the Natural Resources Committee; current member of the Public Utilities Committee); Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law), 2003-2016
  • Listed Best Lawyers in Cleveland, (energy law; natural resources law; oil and gas law), 2009-2015
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Natural Resources & Environment Law with a Band 4 ranking, 2011-2013; Band 3 ranking, 2014-2015
  • Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2009
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1980)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. with distinction, 1977); Phi Beta Kappa
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