Robert R. Rainer, known as “Bob,” passed away on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Bob was an iconic fixture in Louisiana state and local taxes. He usually represented tax administrators and the Louisiana Department of Revenue. In fact, he represented most parish tax administrators throughout the state. As such, Bob was an institutional adversary of the Jones Walker SALT Team and of many taxpayers. Bob always advocated for his clients with tremendous zeal and was a worthy opponent. Despite this inherently adversarial relationship, the Jones Walker SALT Team has always viewed Bob as a colleague and a friend. Bob always conducted himself as a professional and a gentleman. His presence in Louisiana tax matters will be missed, and the void he leaves behind significant.