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When clients work with Glenn Thompson, they quickly realize that he has their best interest at heart and will go out of his way to help them.  Building on his lengthy career in real estate and mineral title law, Glenn now works with energy clients in the developing renewable energy industry, as well as traditional oil and gas.  Working with clients across multiple geographies, Glenn understands the impact of surface and mineral rights on the ability of clients to develop their assets. 

Additionally, Glenn has assisted clients in various transactions by providing due diligence services to clients buying and selling energy assets. Glenn also assists corporate and commercial clients in the formation and continued operation of various types of businesses, by assisting in the selection of the proper business model, assisting clients in all aspects of their operation, franchising, compliance with state and local regulations, succession planning, and real estate transactions.  Glenn adds value to his clients and colleagues with his work as a Pennsylvania Title Insurance Agent. 

While Glenn works with clients located across the country, a passion for Glenn is working with clients near his hometown of Meadville, Pennsylvania.  Glenn provides outside general counsel services for a progressive rural electric cooperative, where he is able to assist in contract review, real estate transactions, exploring broadband, and corporate governance.

Memberships & Awards

Member and Past President, Crawford County Bar Association
Council Member, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Charter Member and Advisory Board Member, Electric Cooperative Bar Association
British Foreign and Commonwealth Scholarship Award
International Moot Court Team
Graduated cum laude, Allegheny College

Key Experience

Issued subsurface title opinions to allow for the development of a utility and community scale solar projects in Western Pennsylvania
Reviewed Interconnection Agreements, Construction Agreements, and Wholesale Market Participation Agreements between a large solar company and the regional electric utility
Assisted energy clients in oil and gas acquisitions, financing and disposition transactions, and related third party opinion letters under both Pennsylvania and North Dakota law

Work Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1987-2010 Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug, P.C.
1986-1987 Independent title abstractor with emphasis in oil and gas titles

Speaking Engagements

“To be or not to be. Is my lease HBP? That is the Question," NALA, August 2015

Panel Participant, "Constructing Litigation Resistant Title," 2013 Energy Leadership Summit

"Understanding "Title Washes in Pennsylvania," CONSOL Super School III, November 2013

"Title Issues Encountered in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays," AAPL Field Landman Seminar

"Economic Impact of Shale Development," Clean Harbors Contractor Forum