Dan Van Fleet

  • Partner
  • Edan.vanfleet@lw.com
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA
  • T +1.415.391.0600
  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA
  • T +1.650.328.4600


Dan Van Fleet represents borrowers and lenders as well as venture capital and private equity firms with respect to debt financings, with a focus on the technology and life sciences industries.

Mr. Van Fleet draws on experience representing clients on all sides of debt financing transactions to deliver insightful counsel to borrowers, sponsors, and financial institutions. He has advised on billions of dollars’ worth of debt transactions, including:

  • Growth debt, including venture, structured, royalty, and lower middle market
  • Private equity, growth equity, and leveraged financings, including acquisitions, add-ons, and refinancings
  • Asset-based transactions, including leasings
  • Structured equity and pre-IPO financings

Mr. Van Fleet is a member of the firm’s Training and Career Enhancement Committee.

In law school, he was an editor on the Duke Law Journal and Duke Law & Technology Review. He is an active member of the Stanford and Duke Law alumni networks and currently serves as Co-Chair on the board of the Duke Law Club of Northern California.



Mr. Van Fleet has advised on a variety of debt transactions in the technology industry, including those involving cloud services, artificial intelligence (AI), and agtech. A representative sample of his clients includes:

  • Actifo
  • AdRoll
  • Airbnb
  • Airgain
  • AppIQ
  • Bright Machines
  • Brilliant Earth
  • Cartera
  • Clarabridge
  • Delivery Agent
  • Desktop Metal
  • Dolls Kill
  • Drift, Inc.
  • Filevine
  • Hearsay Social
  • Heliotrope Technologies
  • HotelTonight
  • Joby Aviation
  • Light
  • LiquidSpace
  • LogMeIn
  • Memphis Meats
  • Mosaic
  • Nasuni
  • Nozomi Networks
  • Ouster
  • Shift Technologies
  • Soraa
  • Stion
  • Synack
  • Tealium
Life Sciences

Mr. Van Fleet has advised on a variety of debt transactions in the healthcare and life sciences industries, including those involving medical device manufacturers, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. A representative sample of his clients includes:

  • ArcherDX
  • BIND Therapeutics
  • Codexis
  • Eargo
  • Evoke Pharma
  • Frequency Therapeutics
  • Gingko Bioworks
  • Gossamer Bio
  • SmartyPants Vitamins
  • Tizona Therapeutics
  • Zogenix
  • Zosano Pharma
Venture Capital and Private Equity

Mr. Van Fleet regularly represents venture capital and private equity firms in connection with private and public investments, acquisitions, and divestitures. His clients include:

  • 8VC
  • Formation 8
  • Khosla
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Bar Qualification
  • California
  • New York
  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2009
    Duke Law Journal
  • LLM, Duke University, 2009
  • BA, Stanford University, 2005
    With Honors
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Financial Institutions
  • Banking
  • Emerging Companies