BENJAMIN MCCLENDON is a Special Trial Attorney at the Office of Chief Counsel (SBSE Division). Mr. McClendon currently serves as a Special Trial Attorney in the Small Business/Self Employed Division of the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel. In this role, he leads and manages litigation teams in handling some of the most complex and visible Tax Court cases in the Office of Chief Counsel. From 2012 until April 2018, Mr. McClendon was a Senior Attorney in the SB/SE Division of the Office of Chief Counsel. In this role, Mr. McClendon was responsible for litigation of Tax Court cases on behalf of the IRS and providing legal advice to the IRS on collection issues, bankruptcy issues, and technical tax issues. Mr. McClendon also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2012-2015. In this capacity, he represented the IRS in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of Tennessee. From 2004 until 2012, Mr. McClendon served as a Senior Attorney in the Large Business and International Division of the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS. In this role, he tried cases in U.S. Tax Court and provided legal advice on technical tax issues regarding partnerships, corporations, and international tax issues to IRS Revenue Agents in Tennessee, Arkansas, and North Florida. Mr. McClendon received his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University in 2004; his Juris Doctor from Western New England University in 2003; and his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999.