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Dan Van Fleet

San Francisco | Silicon Valley
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA

Dan Van Fleet is a debt finance associate in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Van Fleet has a global practice spanning the US, Europe, and Asia. He represents borrowers and lenders as well as venture capital and private equity firms with respect to their portfolio companies’ debt needs and their own loan facilities.

Mr. Van Fleet has closed more than US$50 billion in venture, structured, leveraged, and project debt financings, secured and unsecured, in numerous industries over hundreds of transactions. His industry experience includes technology, life sciences, healthcare, energy, digital media, and retail. He has advised startup clients in particular through refinancings and exit opportunities, and he has guided clients through defaults and other downside situations.

He advises clients in all stages of debt financing, including:

  • Term sheets
  • Loan documents (including security agreements, guarantees, and subordination agreements)
  • Refinancings
  • Payoffs
  • Distress
  • Remedies

Mr. Van Fleet is a member of the firm’s Training and Career Enhancement Committee, with a particular focus on training and career development for attorneys early in their careers.

In law school, Mr. Van Fleet was an editor on the Duke Law Journal, Duke Law & Technology Review, and the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. 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.

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