Benjamin R. Sears, Principal

Benjamin R. Sears

Experience highlights

Ben joined BPS&M in 1985. He has more than 24 years of experience in pension and employee benefits. As Director of Research, Ben researches general technical questions to support firm consultants. He also facilitates dissemination within the firm of employee benefits technical knowledge and updates on legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments. Ben uses internal discussion forums, internal daily and monthly publications, and internal educational programs to keep team members informed. In addition, Ben assists in the development, research, and writing of external newsletters and various firm publications. He communicates with government agencies, professional organizations, and other organizations to obtain employee benefits information.

Education and professional designations

Ben received an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He received a B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Emory University.


Ben is a member of the American Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the IRS Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Gulf Coast Area TE/GE Council (IRS-practitioner liaison group).
Contact Ben at 615-665-5369 or