Society Of Maritime Arbitrators

An internationally recognized leading forum for the arbitration of maritime and commercial disputes

The SMA will offer its popular, comprehensive seminar:

Maritime Arbitration in New York

As an ONLINE ZOOM PROGRAM in March 2023

The first session will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023, and the program continues on Fridays, March 10, 24 and 31.


Patrick J. McShane, Partner, Frilot LLC and Timmy Couvillion / President & CEO, Couvillion Group

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

smany marine money conference

Marine Money conference

The SMA was proud to support the first Marine Money conference to be held in New Orleans. The conference was in connection with the International Workboat exhibition which takes place in New Orleans each year. Some 200 attendees heard from CEO’s, bankers, and experts about developments in the inland Mississippi River system, the offshore Gulf, and with respect to offshore wind. Pictured (l-r) are SMA President LeRoy Lambert, Will Baldwin of Jones Walker (prime sponsor), Mike McCleery of Marine Money, and Mark Wright of American Waterways Operators.

About The SMA

New York based SMA, a professional non-profit organization, is an internationally recognized leading forum for the arbitration and mediation of maritime and commercial disputes. The mission of the SMA is to establish commercially effective legal procedures for Alternative Dispute Resolution. The SMA trains and provides the maritime industry with experienced commercial professionals who resolve disputes in an impartial, timely and cost-efficient manner.

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