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Sgro Publishes Article on Wills

HeplerBroom attorney Abby Sgro
Abby Sgro

Abby Sgro’s article on the implications of having or not having a will was published in a recent edition of YLD News (the newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division). The article, originally published as a HeplerBroom Blog post, can be read here.

Sgro, an associate attorney in the firm’s Springfield office, focuses her practice on a variety of complex litigation areas, including the defense of corporate and business matters, as well as estate planning and administration. She is also experienced in handling state and federal criminal matters, criminal appeals, and business and corporation formation, and provides general business advice for a variety of local businesses. In 2019 she was named a Woman of Influence by the Springfield Business Journal and Security Bank. She is also a past recipient of the Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award and has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media’s Illinois Leading Lawyers. In addition to her legal practice, Sgro is active in pro bono legal work and volunteer efforts in the Springfield community. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Compass for Kids and the Family Advisory Board for St. John’s Children’s Hospital. She is also on the Task Force for the Illinois Innocence Project and is a member of the Sangamon County Pro Bono Committee.

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