Ep. 185: Leah Robinson - Director of Legislative Affairs and Leadership Programming for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Spotlight Media Studios
Kristin connects with Leah Robinson who is directing advocacy and legislative priorities for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. She is entrenched in serious tax issues, candidate endorsements and has taken on a new role in leading the Michigan ATHENA programming that highlights ways to promote and enhance issues women face in the workplace!
Leah Robinson: Bad Theology & Jager Bomb Fountains
Homebrewed Christianity Podcast
All theology is NOT good. There is real deal Bad Theology and it kills. Practical theologian and one of my new favorite podcast guests, Leah Robinson is here for a nerdy party. Dr. Leah Robinson is Associate Professor of Religion at Pfieffer University. You should also follow her on twitter. In this conversation we discuss… how to be a Southerner living in Edinburgh Leah resists being “all up on Barth’s butt” what is Practical Theology & how Leah got into it our shared interest in Peter Berger’s image of a Sacred Canopy how theology changes once you realize it is (in part) a social construct how to decipher if a theology is practically good or bad the task of processing one’s own religious history dealing with Southern Baptist baggage and staying Christian Tripp manages to bring up LOTR & why he loves this specific audio version… you are welcome. processing purity culture & kissing ‘kissing dating good bye’ good bye Leah doesn’t recognize a DC Talk reference but said she was a Skillet person. She does like Norma Jean & Cool Hand Luke. Tripp explains evangelical youth group “gold bonding” to Leah and how to make a Red Neck Martini Leah gives advice to bringing whiskey to AAR by repurposing a wine bra. Follow the podcast, drop a review, or become a member of the HBC Community.
In the second episode of a two-part series, we continue our conversation with Leah Robinson, an attorney and state and local tax partner with Mayer Brown in New York. Leah continues to discuss some of the most interesting tax cases she has litigated, her thoughts on what could be deemed government overreach, and where she has seen some recent state auditor “gotchas” that we should all be aware of. Questions asked and answered in this Episode: How Leah approaches each case After being at the IRS and then representing clients against the state, how does she feel about the mentality with the IRS and the state? Where she sees government overreach beyond what is allowable under the constitution What You Will Discover: [00:24] How Leah decides how to approach each case [02:38] The mentality between the IRS vs the state [06:24] Looking how a product functions from a tech point of view [10:27] Examples of overreach [15:09] Where she sees government overreach [28:06] An interesting thing about the compliance effort Quotables: “There definitely are cases where we want an answer. We need the answer, and if we can have a settlement that also gives us a going forward answer, fine, but you can’t always get that.”- Leah Robinson [01:57] “And I get it. The business folks in a company want to describe themselves a certain way. They want to appeal to their client base, but that doesn’t mean that that’s what the technology really is doing.”- Leah Robinson [06:45] “I think post-Wayfair, there’s been an assumption that economic nexus is the end of the story.”- Leah Robinson [15:45] “I still think physical presence is an easier standard, and cookies, even though they are intangibles, they still take up space, right? My hard drive has a limited amount of space. So even things that are intangible like software, they still take up space on the server, on a hard drive, etc.”- Leah Robinson [25:35]
In the first episode of a two-part series, we chat with Leah Robinson, an attorney and state and local tax partner with Mayer Brown in New York. Leah talks about some of the most interesting tax cases she has litigated, her thoughts on what could be deemed government overreach, and where she has seen some recent state auditor “gotchas” that we should all be aware of. Questions asked and answered in this Episode: What are some of the most interesting SALT cases that Leah has seen and litigated? What You Will Discover: [00:43] Leah’s background [05:24] The first case she helped with the litigation [07:48] Her favorite cases to work on [12:58] The decision whether to litigate [20:08] The time it takes for private letter rulings and advisory opinions [24:18] Whether to pay or not pay Quotables: “What do they do in some of the other courts when you need to know an answer, but there’s no way to get one?”- Leah Robinson [10:45] “There’s a lot of sensitivities that go into the corporation…, but the business side decision on whether to litigate, not just how likely are we to win, but all of these soft considerations. And often in my experience, those often rule the day.”- Leah Robinson [16:51] “It’s actually why it’s so important for us to get along, right? There are a number of us who are direct competitors, but are also friendly and like connect with each other. Obviously, not breaking confidentiality provisions and closing agreements, but getting a sense of what’s going on and what issues are we seeing go up, where the settlement ranges. We have to talk to each other, because the states know… you know, each individual department of revenue knows what it’s doing with all different taxpayers.”- Leah Robinson [18:32] “It’s a huge issue to pay, but the bigger issue is if you don’t pay, the interest becomes a whole other player in the analysis. And I have changed my story on this, right? I now advise companies for the most part to pay. ‘Let’s pay and seek a refund’ or in some jurisdictions if we’re litigating, we can pay and get an agreement with the state”- Leah Robinson [25:00]
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90 – Interview with Leah Robinson, Michigan, Fundamental Movement Skills
The Perception & Action Podcast
A discussion with Leah Robinson, Associate Professor of Movement Science from the University of Michigan. Topics include the importance of fundamental movement skills, how these skills should be measured, perceived motor competence and interventions for promoting movement in young children. More information about my guest: http://www.kines.umich.edu/directory/faculty/leah-robinson http://www.cmahlab.com/ http://twitter.com/LERobinsonPhD More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Twitter: @Shakeywaits Email: email@example.com Credits: The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action Lo Fi is Hi Fi - I’m on a Talk Show Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy via freemusicarchive.org