Glenn A. W. Thompson
(814) 333-4902
Office: Meadville
J.D. University of Pittsburgh
LL.M. University of Exeter (UK)
B.A. Allegheny College
Licensure: ND | PA
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Glenn Thompson focuses his practice in the area of energy and oil and gas law, assisting clients in Pennsylvania and North Dakota with oil, gas and mineral title issues by overseeing the delivery of oil and gas [mineral] title opinions in most major shale plays. Additionally, Thompson has assisted clients in various transactions by providing due diligence services to clients buying and selling energy assets. Thompson 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, including real estate transactions, franchising, compliance with state and local regulations and succession planning.

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

Key Experience

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
Managed oil and gas title examination projects, developed title opinion formats, and performed senior review of hundreds of oil and gas title opinions to assist clients in acquiring desired property rights within the Appalachian region

Memberships & Awards

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