E. Gunner Schull

Senior Counsel

Gunner served as chairman of the corporate department until 2007 and is now Senior Counsel to the firm.

He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporation law, business law and franchise law. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions since 1989.


  • J.D. (1962), University of Virginia School of Law, Order of the Coif, Dean’s List
  • B.A. (1959), Duke University
  • The Hotchkiss School (1955)

Awards and Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers®, since 1989
  • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, Honolulu, 2012
  • Listed in Chambers and Partners, USA Guide, since 2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, since 1979
  • ACC Champions Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Athletics, Duke University (1959)
  • All American Soccer Selection, Duke University (1958)


  • Hawaii State Bar (1965)
  • California State Bar (1963)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii and Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
  • Hawaiian Humane Society (Former Director)
  • Hawaii Theatre Center (Former Director)
  • The Cades Foundation (Vice President and Director)


  • University of Virginia Law Review (Member: 1961-62)
  • Waiver and Estoppel in Virginia Insurance Litigation, 48 VA Law Review.