Altria Makes $12.8 Billion Investment in Juul

The service agreements will accelerate Juul’s success in switching adult smokers, while Juul will remain fully independent   On December 20, 2018, Altria Group Inc. announced a $12.8 billion investment in Juul Labs Inc. The service agreements will accelerate Juul’s mission to switch adult smokers to e-vapor products. Altria’s investment represents a 35% economic interest…

Deposit Law Bottles Up Recycling Efforts

By Mark Naida, The Detroit News // mnaida@detroitnews.com   Unlike many states, Michigan’s roads and waterways are not festooned with pop cans and beer bottles. The comparative cleanness of our public spaces is a direct result of the passage of Michigan’s bottle deposit law in 1976. What began as an anti-littering measure has become an…

2018 Year End Tax Strategies and Planning Ideas

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* As we approach the holiday season, Denha & Associates is excited to share another set of end-of-year estate planning tips. Here, we take a look at charitable contributions, asset protection, changes to 529 (education savings) Plans, disposal of digital assets (e.g. that Instagram account you forgot about), considerations for…