Glenn Krassen is Partner-in-Charge of Bricker Graydon's Cleveland office and has nearly 40 years of broad oil and gas and energy law experience.

Glenn Krassen has over 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 is General Counsel of the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), the largest public retail energy aggregation in Ohio, comprised of about 240 member counties, cities, and townships in Ohio, as well as other large public and private energy aggregation groups. Glenn is experienced in negotiating and closing physical and virtual power purchase agreements. 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, renewable energy, competitive energy suppliers, 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.

For additional ways to contact Glenn Krassen, you can reach his assistant Emily Wendt at 614.227.4909 or by email.


The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. (1980)

The George Washington University School of Public and International Affairs, B.A. with distinction (1977); Phi Beta Kappa


Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® – Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil & Gas Law (2003–2024)

Listed, Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters®  Ohio, Energy & Natural Resources; Utilities; Government Finance (2004–2008, 2017–2022)

Ranked, Chambers USA – Energy & Natural Resources: Band 1 (2024); Band 4 (2020–2022); Band 3 (2017–2019)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, Oil and Gas Law, Cleveland State University College of Law

Secretary, Board of Trustees, Eliza Jennings Network, Cleveland, Ohio

Member, Board of Trustees, Eliza Jennings Network, Cleveland, Ohio

Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Ohio State Bar Association (Former Chairman, Natural Resources Committee)

Member, Public Utilities Committee, Ohio State Bar Association

Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Successful defense of highly litigated PUCO recertification of Ohio’s largest public retail governmental aggregator, resulting in recertification and a finding of no violation of law, rule, or order. (March 2023)
  • Successful negotiation of documentation and closing of large complex Ohio oil and gas asset disposition, representing privately held oil and gas company seller. (2023)



Presentations & Publications

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    Suite 650
    Cleveland, OH 44115 -1840


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