Dan Van Fleet is a partner in the firm's Bay Area offices and 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


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. 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, Private Equity, and Asset Managers

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
  • Framework Ventures
  • Formation 8
  • Khosla
  • SLR Investment Corp.

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