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Study Group on Cuba


    José R. Cot, Co-Chair             Walter Leger, Jr., Co-Chair


Upcoming Events:

What Next? Thoughts on Doing Business in Cuba


New Orleans and Havana historically have had strong ties, which were recently renewed through NOBA’s two delegations to Cuba. Following the 2016 U.S. Presidential election there has been an ongoing policy review towards Cuba, but it is unclear what the outcome will be. Come listen to Josè Cot, Co-Chair, NOBA’s Study Group on Cuba, and co-editor of the recently published Cuba:  A Legal Guide to Business, share his thoughts about doing business in Cuba. 

Jose Cot, Hurley & Cot, APLC

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 - PROGRAM IS POSTPONED. THE NEW DATE IS TBA. 


Noon - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

$14 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Morgan Ellis Couvillion
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows.


Recent Events:

July 2015
Private Showing & Lecture on Cuban Art at Octavia Gallery

Cuba has always had a vibrant and innovative art scene. Octavia Gallery's Summer in Havana installment offers a wide range of artistic styles, imagery, and influences, with works by Cuban-based artists Alex Hernández Dueñas, Luis Enrique Camejo , Karlos Perez, JEFF, The Merger, and Frank Mujica. Sip a glass of wine with NOBA's Study Group on Cuba and listen to the Gallery Director talk about the Cuban exhibition.

June 2015
The Legal System in Cuba CLE

          NOBA’s 2014 Delegation to Cuba Report on the Cuban Supreme Court, Arbitration/Mediation, the Chamber of Commerce in Cuba,
          Constitutional Law, Maritime Law, Family Law, Private law firms (Bufetes), cultural aspects and even LSU football diplomacy.

The All-Star Cast of Panelists and Delegation to Cuba Members: 

Walter J. Leger, Jr., NOBA Past President, Moderator
Mark C. Surprenant, NOBA Past President
Philliip A. Wittman, NOBA Past President
Judy Y. Barrasso, NOBA Past President
Jose R. Cot, Chair, Study Group on Cuba
Mark A. Cunningham, NOBA Board of Directors
Jan M. Hayden, NOBA Board of Directors

August 2014
A Cuban Real Estate Market Revolution

Steve Striffler, Chair in Latin American Studies at the University of New Orleans and John Lovett, Associate Dean and Property Law Professor
at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, who will discuss Cuba’s creation of a legal property market and what is purported to be
a significant loosening of the socialist dominance since the revolution in 1959.

May 2014
Expanding Horizons:
The Cuban port development’s impact on the Gulf South
 A discussion with Gary LaGrange, President & CEO, Port of New Orleans