Glenn S. Krassen

Glenn Krassen has nearly 40 years of broad energy law experience and practices in the areas of energy, oil and gas, public utilities, complex energy finance, corporate law and real estate. He represents the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), the largest public retail energy aggregation in Ohio, comprised of about 235 member counties, cities and townships in Ohio, as well as other large public and private energy aggregation groups. He has served as bond and special energy counsel for the issuance of over $4 billion of municipal electricity and natural gas prepayment bonds nationwide.

Glenn regularly represents public and private entities in Ohio and 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 and others on oil and gas leasing, municipal utility, electricity, gas, steam and chilled water, sewer and renewable energy issues.

"Glenn Krassen at Bricker & Eckler is THE expert for utility law in Ohio. He is extremely knowledgeable and understands the needs of our industry. "

Janice Parham, Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Cleveland, as quoted in Best Law Firms, 2019

"Glenn Krassen is noted for his work in the energy space, handling a range of financing, competitive procurement and contracting issues on behalf of renewable energy producers and utilities."

As quoted in Chambers USA, 2018

Professional & Community Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Oil and Gas Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Secretary, and Member, Board of Trustees, Eliza Jennings Network, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Microgrids Are Coming to Ohio," Bricker & Eckler LLP's Energy Exchange: A Statehouse Update, October 19, 2017
  • 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), 2003–2020
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Natural Resources & Environment with a Band 3 ranking, 2017–2019
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources; Utilities; Government Finance), 2004–2008, 2017–2020
  • Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell


  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1980)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. with distinction, 1977); Phi Beta Kappa
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