GKT Knows Oil and Gas Law. Gold, Khourey & Turak Understands Wheeling, West Virginia

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The Right Attorney Makes a Difference when selling or leasing your mineral rights.  Wheeling, WV and Ohio County land and mineral owners trust the law firm of Gold, Khourey & Turak with their future.  Negotiating with big oil and gas companies takes experience and knowledge.  You need a law firm to get you more compensation and better protection, you need Gold, Khourey & Turak.

Trust GKT to negotiate an agreement that benefits you.  Let our practice provide you with peace of mind knowing your property and family legacy is secure for the future.

GKT has a proven track record of representing landowners in Wheeling and Ohio County.  We have helped hundreds of landowners collect millions of dollars in compensation. Gold, Khourey & Turak helped secure the largest group lease agreement in the Northern Panhandle ($100 million).  Our experience and your decision to work with a local Ohio Valley law firm can help you negotiate and obtain 5 times more in compensation*.

Gold, Khourey and Turak have the experience.  Our lawyers have the knowledge.  We have proven results.  We are local attorneys that know about your backyard.  We know Oil and Gas. We understand you.

*Many landowners that hired our attorneys have obtained up to 5 times more in compensation than they initially were offered for pipeline easements and right-of-way agreements. Results may vary depending upon the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case


We are not just your hired attorney – we are your neighbor.

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Big oil and gas companies are looking to lease your land and provide you with as minimal compensation as possible.  When you enter negotiations by yourself, you will be fighting against a team of attorneys and land agents that work for the oil and gas company.  Don’t go into negotiations alone.  Team up with a successful and experienced law firm – Gold, Khourey and Turak.

More importantly – we have a home-field advantage.

We know the value of your land.  We are local lawyers, we live here, we walk your streets and we drive down your local roads.  A national law firm might look at a piece of paper and see just an acre of land – we see your home, your family and your legacy.  We protect land and mineral owner property rights, and fight to obtain more compensation and better protection for you.  Oil and gas companies should pay you top dollar for the right to be a part of your neighborhood.

The oil and gas industry has brought many opportunities to our area, but with opportunity comes risks and challenges for Wheeling residents and Ohio County landowners.  When pipeline projects threaten your land, home, and way of life – we get involved.  We are your neighbors and you can count on us to fight for your way of life as if it was ours – because it is.  We live in this community too.

We shop at the same locations as you.  Our children attend the same schools as your children. Donations made on our behalf to Ohio Valley charities help Ohio Valley families.  We invest in the people, businesses, and the future of Wheeling.  We support Wheeling – we also know Wheeling.

Individual landowners cannot effectively negotiate against land agents and big oil and gas companies.  It takes a community.  It takes West Virginians coming together.  We are a local law firm that works with you and your neighbors to build a better community.  Land agents don’t have your best interests in mind – but WE DO.  We care about Wheeling, Moundsville, Glen Dale, Triadelphia, Elm Grove roads, businesses, and residents.

We Hear You - Our Lawyers are Advocates and Partners

The phones will ring, the mailers will come, and agents will start knocking at your door. Residents of Wheeling have or will be introduced to land agents looking to make new “friends.” Don’t be fooled. Your new friends are skilled at negotiating and their job is to convince you, landowners, to sign agreements that benefit the company. These rights-of-way offers might seem fair but they are not. Trust us, we have seen this many, many times before. The oil and gas companies are in business to make money off of you, GKT is in business to obtain the most compensation for you. If you have an agreement, don’t be fooled, contact our office today at (304) 845-9750. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation.

Our attorneys represent you, the landowner. Having an attorney from our office review your offer is a smart decision. When an oil and gas land agent tells you that you are getting the same price as everyone else, that isn’t true! The landowner that worked with an attorney has the better offer with more protection and peace of mind. We know because our oil and gas specialists have obtained more money and better protection for thousands of Ohio Valley land and mineral owners that were told the same thing.

GKT specializes in oil and gas law – but we also specialize in communication. It is important that we talk with you to get the complete picture. Our conversations can uncover additional issues that you might not have considered. This could cost you thousands of dollars in compensation from the oil and gas company.



There are plenty of energy/oil and gas attorneys to choose from in Ohio County.  We understand that selecting a lawyer can be a difficult and stressful decision.  Your future is directly tied to choosing the right attorney.  Gold, Khourey & Turak want to make this an easy and impactful decision for you.

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Our Law Firm's Core Values

GKT stands out as the preferred law firm in the Ohio Valley because we stand by our values.

  • Availability, Accessibility, and Clear Communication
  • Earn Trust and Represent our Clients and Their Best Interests
  • Deliver Results and Compensation to Injured Crash Victims
  • Provide Strategy, Advice, Support, and Continued Counsel
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GKT Attorneys' Reputation

Our staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and driven.  Gold, Khourey & Turak lawyers have over 80 combined years of service and trial experience.  We have delivered millions in results and have earned the trust of West Virginia residents since 1978.

You put your trust in us and we value your time.  There is never an upfront cost to retain us, and your consultation is free.  We know we can deliver you results and successfully represent you against the oil and gas companies.

Melissa G.

When I received a large packet in the mail from a big time Oil & Gas Company saying I had inherited a portion of property they were drilling on, I had no idea what to do, but I knew that I didn't fully understand what I needed to do. I then got in contact with Gold, Khourey & Turak! I worked closely with Christian Turak. He negotiated an agreement on my behalf regarding my mineral rights which resulted in a much higher payment to sell my mineral rights.

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Don’t be fooled by regional attorneys with remote offices in Ohio County.  Selecting a local attorney can be crucial in the success of your case.  We represent Wheeling residents because we are Ohio Valley locals.

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We did not pick up oil and gas as an additional practice area because we saw it trending.  GKT was at the forefront of the boom and we saw that people needed our help.  We represent the landowner and mineral owner in negotiations, and NEVER big oil and gas companies.  We also help inform our clients stay updated with trends and issues.

Attorney Christian Turak has been providing articles and blogs for the firm and for our website users for years.  Knowledge is power and we want the power to be in the hands of our land and mineral owners.

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The Law Offices of Gold, Khourey & Turak successfully negotiate for thousands of landowners each year – all with unique cases and personalized requests.  Our lawyers are supported by the most dedicated, detail-oriented staff.  We have practice area specialists to ensure that every guideline, restriction, and law is interpreted correctly.


Pipeline Easements and Right-of-Ways Attorneys

Our pipeline lawyers have successfully negotiated the financial and operational terms of pipeline projects on behalf of landowners throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Our experienced pipeline easement lawyers have helped hundreds of landowners collect millions of dollars in compensation.  There is no local oil and gas law firm that matches our results.  

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If you find yourself working alone against a big oil and gas company, you are at a disadvantage.  Give our local office a call at (304) 845-9750 and allow us to review your agreement before you sign anything.  We have seen it all and can help you obtain more compensation and better protection.  Put yourself on even ground with the oil and gas company so you are not taken advantage of.  We are here to help and get you your royalty payments on time and in full.

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We value a strong local economy in Wheeling.  With tourist destinations like Oglebay, Wesbanco Arena, and The Highlands, we know people are spending their hard-earned money.  We want you to earn more money and better compensation from the oil and gas companies.  Our lease negotiation attorneys can help you earn more for your acreage.  We want to fill up our local businesses with residents getting paid from big oil and gas.

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We help local residents decide if selling their oil and gas minerals is the right decision.  Selling now rather than waiting for royalties could mean the difference of thousands, if not millions of dollars.  We have specialists ready to talk to you about the difficult decision – sell or lease.  We strive to understand your personal situation and what is best for YOU.  Selecting GKT, a local attorney, helps put you at an advantage.


GKT has been a trusted community law firm since 1978.  We were first on the scene when the Ohio Valley started seeing the Oil and Gas boom – and we continue to be the preferred legal team and leading oil and gas firm to Wheeling landowners.  We have represented thousands of landowners throughout the Ohio Valley, and have collected millions of dollars for their families.  We are the Ohio Valley’s top law firm when it comes to Trust, Communication, and Results.

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We offer free consultations on all oil and gas cases.  Our attorneys will talk to you about your options and will help determine your best course of action.

Most of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.  This means that we do not charge a fee unless we obtain compensation for you.

If you think you have a case, we are ready to help.  Contact your Wheeling oil and gas attorneys today at (304) 845-9750 or (800) 388-2529, or complete our online form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

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