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 capital, private equity, growth equity, and leveraged financings, including acquisitions, add-ons, and refinancings
  • Asset-based transactions, including IP-backed, recurring revenue, accounts receivable, inventory, and equipment financings
  • Structured equity and pre-IPO financings

Dan has served on the firm’s Training and Career Enhancement Committee and has received recognition from the firm as a best supervisor and a top supporter of recruiting and knowledge management efforts. He is an ally member of the firm’s Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers Group and sits on the firm’s Latin America Practice Leadership Team.

In law school, he was an editor on the Duke Law Journal and Duke Law & Technology Review.

He is a member of the Stanford and Duke Law alumni networks. Dan serves on Stanford’s Bing Overseas Study Program Advisory Council and is actively involved with Duke's Law & Entrepreneurship Program and Center on Law and Technology.


Mr. Van Fleet has advised on a variety of debt transactions in the technology industry, including those involving digital assets, cryptocurrency, Web3, cloud services, artificial intelligence (AI), and agtech.


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.


Venture Capital, Private Equity, Private Capital and Asset Managers

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

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