Robert C. Tanner

Robert C. Tanner

In Memoriam

July 8, 1948 - July 21, 2000

Robert C. Tanner (Bob) joined with Jay F. Guin to form what is now the law firm of Tanner & Guin, LLC. Educated at The University of Alabama, he earned a B.S. in accounting, 1971; J.D. in 1974, and went on to New York University, where he earned an LL.M. in Taxation, 1976. Bob was a Certified Public Accountant, 1972, and an Adjunct Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1975-1986.

Professionally, Bob was both an attorney and accountant, practicing most of his career as an attorney. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1975, and was admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Tax Court. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama State Society of Public Accountants. Bob was on the President’s Cabinet of The University of Alabama and numerous other professional organizations.

Bob practiced in the areas of Administrative Law, Business Law, Business Financing, Business Acquisitions/Sales, Business Disputes, and Corporate Taxation. A large portion of Bob’s practice was devoted to the newspaper business, and he served on numerous newspaper professional organizations.

Aside from his professional contributions, Bob was instrumental in raising funds for the Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl, Shelton State Community College atrium, Black Warrior Boy Scouts capital campaign, Children’s Hands on Museum, Tuscaloosa Emergency Services, and provided support to the Tuscaloosa Public Library and Northside Lions Club.

Bob was an incredible mixture of intelligence, everyday common sense, and work ethic that combined to form a person uniquely qualified and motivated to serve his clients, as well as his community. He set the standards for service to our clients and community that will always guide our firm.