- LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, Taxation; Certificate in Employee Benefits Law
- J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, summa cum laude; Articles Editor - University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review
- B.A., Samford University
Sevawn focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. She assists private and nonprofit clients with ERISA and tax-related issues in the administration, compliance and design of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans.
Much of Sevawn’s practice is spent aiding clients in the creation and ongoing administration of compensation arrangements, including deferred compensation, equity compensation plans, phantom equity plans, incentive compensation, employment agreements, severance agreements, and change-in-control arrangements. She regularly advises clients regarding tax planning with respect to compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and the tax rules relating to deferred compensation.
Sevawn also drafts, restates and amends qualified retirement plans, including 401(k), defined benefit plans, and ESOPs; drafts and reviews ERISA-required disclosures; reviews arrangements between plan sponsors and service providers; and oversees the correction of plan errors using Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor programs.
"Taking a Look at Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plans," Benefits Magazine, April 2017 (co-author)
"Arkansas’s Current Procedural Rulemaking Conundrum: Attempting to Quell the Political Discord," (37 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 105), 2014