Kayla Null is an attorney in the firm’s transactional practice group and focuses her practice on estate planning, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She advises individuals, owners of closely-held businesses and corporations to develop effective estate plans that seek to minimize income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

In addition, Kayla represents clients in the acquisition or sale of business assets and equity, including the negotiation and preparation of transaction documents, the due diligence process, corporate reorganization, and post-closing integration. Kayla also assists clients with complex tax issues and assessments for entities and corporations of various sizes.

Prior to joining Carmody MacDonald, Kayla worked as a tax associate at a large, national firm’s St. Louis office where she reviewed purchase agreements, merger agreements, and other transaction documents as well as assisted 501(c)(3) nonprofit clients through the process of applying for tax exempt status with the IRS.


Washington University in St. Louis, L.L.M. in Taxation, 2019;

  • Gary J. Boren Memorial Award, awarded for being the highest-ranking student completing the L.L.M. in Taxation

University of Missouri – Kansas City, J.D., 2018;

  • CALI Excellence For the Future Award in Patent Law
  • CALI Excellence For the Future Award in Lawyering Skills I
  • UMKC Law Review Board, Comment Editor
  • Student Bar Association, Treasurer
  • UMKC Law Review, Staff Member
  • Urban Lawyer, Staff Member
  • UMKC School of Law Emissaries, Emissary
  • Board of Barristers, Member

University of Missouri – Columbia, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2015