Our Philosophy

Providing Superior Legal Services in a Changing Society

TMI Associates was established in 1990 with the specific aim to provide professional legal services meeting the increasingly complex and international demands of the legal marketplace.

Since the firm’s establishment, we have continued to pursue our founding philosophy based on the following principles:

  • providing services embracing the new age of furthering globalization and a borderless society;
  • encouraging our lawyers’ development to provide cutting-edge expertise in specialized areas of law; and
  • increasing our capabilities to better serve our clients’ needs across all legal fields.

In keeping with TMI’s fundamental principles, we offer our clients valuable and comprehensive legal services of the highest caliber at all times and place great importance on exercising unequalled legal judgment. Working in diverse areas of the law focused on corporate, intellectual property, finance, bankruptcy, and litigation matters, we are able to assist our clients in achieving their goals.

TMI Associates has built its practice around a team of lawyers, patent attorneys, and support staff with extensive experience in both domestic and international areas. We collaborate with foreign law firms, accounting firms, tax offices, consulting firms, and other specialized entities to meet our clients’ increasingly complicated and varied needs. Furthermore, TMI Associates does not seek to become merely a large-scale firm, but we consistently anticipate our clients’ requirements to provide superior legal services to our clients. Consequently, we are continually facing new challenges.

Working as a single entity, our members share common values, and while respecting each individual’s unique traits, we create a comfortable work environment where everyone grows together. We are determined to maintain an organization with professionals of the highest level and expertise in all legal fields, resulting in a top-notch law firm that accumulates and shares information and expertise while educating our lawyers and staff in order to provide even better services.

With the globalization of Japanese corporations, the legal environment surrounding clients is also changing drastically. At this critical point in Japan’s legal history, TMI Associates promises to place priority on our clients’ trust, to further develop our specializations and comprehensive capability, and to continue providing exceptional legal services.

Katsuro Tanaka / Senior Managing Partner TMI Associates

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