Randal O. Carlson

Randal O. Carlson

Special Counsel

Kansas City

7500 College Boulevard, Suite 1400
Overland Park, KS 66210-4041

T: 913.253.2141
M: 913.251.2060


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Randy Carlson is a business and estate planning attorney in Foulston’s Kansas City office. Randy brings four decades of experience to his clients’ wide-ranging wealth planning issues and provides counsel and advice to his clients on their estate planning, charitable, real estate, and tax matters. He routinely represents high-net-worth individuals, providing individualized and comprehensive legal advice to help achieve his clients’ goals and objectives. Randy enjoys a collaborative practice with his clients’ other advisors, including accountants, trust officers, financial advisors, and bankers.

Randy’s practice encompasses estate and tax planning, trust and probate administration, planning for qualified retirement plans, gift and estate tax planning, and business succession planning. He is skilled in the utilization of lifetime gift techniques, family limited partnerships, charitable trusts, and various irrevocable trusts. Randy also advises individual and professional fiduciaries on the legal, tax, and related issues arising in the context of estate and trust administration, and serves as legal counsel to closely held businesses, advising on corporate matters. He has worked extensively with his clients’ real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, exchanges, and related ownership and management issues. 


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1991)
  • University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D., 1981)
  • Macalester College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1976)


  • Missouri (1982)
  • Kansas (2008)
Relevant Experience
  • Carlson & Associates (2018-2021)
  • Swanson & Midgley, LLC (2008-2018)
  • Carlson Kort, L.C. (1996-2008)
  • Randal O. Carlson, P.C. (1989-1996)
  • Swanson, Midgley, Gangwere, Clarke & Kitchin (1982-1989)
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • KC Healthy Kids/Hartwig Legacy Foundation, Board of Directors (2005-present)
  • Ozanam Foundation, Board of Directors (2011-2016)
  • Volunteer Center of Johnson County, Board of Directors (1993-1999)