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Dan Stellenberg

Partner, Tax Department


Dan Stellenberg is a partner in the Tax practice of Paul Hastings based in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Dan advises on tax, accounting, and employment and securities law issues in connection with executive employment and separation agreements, equity compensation arrangements, and bonus plans. His experience also encompasses employee integration and retention, due diligence, golden parachute, and deferred compensation issues. Dan also handles a broad range of compliance issues concerning complex tax, disclosure, EU data privacy, and Chinese currency exchange laws in connection with mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and equity compensation programs.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Dan practiced at three other Am Law 100 firms. His previous experience also includes working at a compensation consulting firm, where he provided independent advice to technology companies’ boards of directors.


  • The Legal 500, Labor & Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactions (2021)
  • Chambers USA, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2021)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA 2023, 2022, and 2021


  • Santa Clara University, School of Law, J.D., 2001 
  • Santa Clara University, M.S., 1997 
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., 1994 


Recent representative experience includes advising on the tax, benefits, and executive compensation aspects of the following matters:

  • Advising Symphony Technology Group in its acquisition of Momentive (Nasdaq: MNTV), the maker of SurveyMonkey, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
  • Advising Vector Capital and its portfolio company MarkLogic, a leader in managing complex data and metadata, in the $355 million sale of MarkLogic to Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS).
  • Advised Francisco Partners in its equity investment in Veson Nautical, the global leader in maritime freight software.
  • Advised Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm specializing in partnering with market leading companies in data, software, and analytics, in the acquisition of eProductivity Software (“EPS”), the Productivity Software Business of Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
  • Advised Teleperformance Group, Inc. in its $400 million acquisition of Senture, LLC, a significant business process outsourcing operator for government services in the United States, from Kingswood Capital Management, L.P.
  • Advised AdTheorent, a leading programmatic digital advertising company using advanced machine learning technology, in the completion of its business combination with MCAP Acquisition Corporation.
  • Advised Vector Capital and its portfolio company, Cheetah Digital in the merger between Cheetah Digital and CM Group, a portfolio of martech companies focused on multichannel digital marketing.

Practice Areas


Global Compensation, Benefits, and ERISA

International Employment Law

Employment Law




California Bar


Santa Clara University, School of Law, J.D. 2001

Santa Clara University, M.S. 1997

Carnegie Mellon University, B.S. 1994

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