The Park Record Business Briefs for April 5, 2006 |

The Park Record Business Briefs for April 5, 2006

Former Florida prosecutor joins Van Cott

The law firm Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy welcomes Jacob S. Taylor to the firm’s litigation section. He will focus in the areas of civil litigation and business crimes and compliance, according to the firm.

Taylor, son of Park City residents Stephen and Margaret Taylor, joins Van Cott from the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office (West Palm Beach, Florida), where he served as the Assistant State Attorney since 2002, a Van Cott press release reports. Taylor earned his B.A. in international studies from the University of Miami in 1997 and his juris doctorate in 2001 from the University of Miami School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Utah and Florida.

Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, established in 1874, provides business, litigation, tax and natural resource services to corporate clients and individuals. In addition to offices located in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Park City, Van Cott is a member of Lex Mundi, an association of independent law firms ( Additional information can be found at

Keller Williams ranked fourth largest

Real estate franchise company Keller Williams Realty, Inc., announced that it has moved up a notch to become the fourth-largest real estate franchise company in North America. The company attributes the growth to its agent-centric approach to business and branding.

Texas-based Keller Williams Realty reported 60,610 licensed associates at the end of January, with an average of 1,700 new associates per month.

Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. has more than 550 offices in the United States and Canada. The company began franchising in 1990. For more information, visit Keller Williams Realty online at

Utah’s energy assistance funds still available

The Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program, administered under the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), is one of the largest assistance programs in the state. During this year of rising energy costs, HEAT has provided a safety net for Utah’s low-income households. Almost $8 million has been distributed so far, according to the organization, with an average benefit of $295 per household paid directly to the household’s energy supplier.

According to Gordon Walker, division director for DHCD, many low-income families often carry a higher energy burden than most Utahns, spending up to 20 percent of their income on energy bills.

Though energy bills are high and on the rise, funds are still available and the HEAT program is still accepting applications for assistance until April 28.

For more information, Summit County residents can call (801) 373-8200.

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