Boston-area Law Firm Ranked Among 100 Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned


Written by: Caldwell

Boston, November 2, 2023 – Caldwell has been named to the annual Vet100 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses. The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. Business Media and Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based  in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success.

Originally established as the Vet50 list, the list was expanded in 2020 to include 100 veteran-owned businesses in acknowledgment of the growing culture and success of veteran entrepreneurs.

“I am honored to have Caldwell named to the Vet100 list. I am a proud Marine and it means a lot to me to have the law firm I founded be recognized for our growth and achievements,” said Keegan Caldwell, Managing Partner for Caldwell. “Even more important to me is the impact our firm has made on the entrepreneurs who come to us needing help with their trademarks and patents. Any recognition we receive is a testament to their ideas and drive.” 

Caldwell works with clients from startups to globally recognized brands in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biofuels, medical devices, data security, internet technologies, process automation, mobile apps, social media, software, space exploration, and more. Attorneys at Caldwell have extensive experience assisting clients to identify and realize their business objectives through intellectual property. The firm recently made the Inc. 5000 for the fourth consecutive year.  

“Economic prosperity is so important to so many aspects of American life, from home and main street to even our standing in the world,” says Scott Omelianuk, Inc. Business Media’s Editor in Chief. “Given that prosperity is driven by small business, and given, we now know, the impact Veteran founders have on that small business, we can only continue to recognize them and say, again, thank you for your service.”

“In almost every industry we see veteran-owned businesses excelling by applying leadership and management skills they learned from their military service and having tremendous impact in their communities,” said Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the IVMF. “Veteran entrepreneurs are a critical component of the small business landscape, and we’re excited to see some of our program graduates recognized by Inc., particularly those who are enjoying recurring placement on the Vet100 list. We appreciate Inc.’s commitment to highlighting these success stories. One specific area we’re

proud to see growth this year is the number of those businesses whose veteran business owners are women. All of us here at the IVMF take pride in moments like these and we’re grateful for the continued partnership with Inc.”

Vet100 honorees will be formally recognized during the Vet100 Dinner and Awards Ceremony at IVMF’s Veteran EDGE Conference in Dallas, TX. For more information on the Vet100 list, visit:

About Caldwell

Caldwell is the go-to law firm for high growth start-ups and early-stage technology companies. The team counsels on all aspects of the monetization process from harvesting, mining, identifying valuable assets, evaluating the market for those assets, and generating revenue. A modern law firm for effective solutions, Caldwell has a proven and systematic approach to developing IP portfolios that reap financial success, proven by an allowance rate of 99.2% (31.8 higher than the industry standard.)

About Inc. Business Media and the Inc. 5000

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. Business Media offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. Business Media. For more information, visit

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