2024 ARELLO Regulatory Investigations Seminar

Columbus, Ohio
October 22–24, 2024

About This Event

This year’s ARIS will be held October 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio. The program includes something for everyone with a role in real estate enforcement, including sessions on social media and Internet investigations, probable cause determinations, report writing, best safety practices, and opportunities for networking and multiple roundtable information sharing sessions.

Meet Our Speakers: 

Tom Simon

Tom Simon served the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 26 years as a Special Agent with an expertise in white collar crime investigations, counterterrorism, and sensitive national security matters. Based in Florida, he is currently a licensed private investigator and forensic accountant with a CPA background.

As an FBI Special Agent, Tom was stationed in Chicago, Honolulu, and Jacksonville where he investigated a wide range of financial crimes involving embezzlements, investment scams, and real estate fraud. Following the 9-11 attacks, he was assigned to a team of Special Agents tasked with cutting off the flow of money to Al Qaeda and other extremist groups. He investigated several government officials, including convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Tom left the FBI in 2021 to form Simon Worldwide Investigations, a full-service private investigative firm with a specialty in theft, corporate embezzlement schemes, and other financial crimes. He has testified as an expert witness in court proceedings.

Tom is a recognized authority on fraud matters and has been a contributor to television shows including American Greed, Crime Watch Daily, and True Crime Daily. He is currently a paid law enforcement analyst for Hawaii News Now, the Honolulu CBS/NBC affiliate. Tom produces daily educational videos on fraud matters on his social media feeds (TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube) as @SimonInvestigations with over 50,000 daily followers and millions of video views. Tom has provided hundreds of speeches and training seminars for law enforcement, regulatory, intelligence, and industry groups.


Meeting time zone: Eastern Daylight Time (US/Eastern time)

Tuesday October 22
11:00 am–1:00 pm Registration
1:00–1:30 pm Welcome & Introductions

Sherry Maxfield, Ohio Department of Commerce Director 

1:30–1:45 pm Get to Know Your Table
1:45–2:15 pm Opening Session
2:30–4:00 pm Issues in Your State Panel
6:00–9:00 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday October 23
7:00–7:45 am Breakfast
8:00–9:15 am Testifying Techniques

Charles "Bill" Carter, Ohio Department of Insurance Licensing and Enforcement Attorney

9:15–10:15 am Case Study
10:15–10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am–12:00 pm Tom Simon Presentation
12:00–1:30 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30–2:30 pm Tom Simon Presentation
2:00–3:15 pm Case Study
3:15–3:30 pm BREAK
3:30–4:30 pm How Does the Transaction Flow?
Thursday October 24
7:00–7:45 am Breakfast
8:00–9:30 am New Investigators vs. Seasoned Investigators
9:30–10:30 am Case Study
10:30–10:45 am BREAK
10:45 am–12:00 pm Forensic Accounting
12:00–1:15 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:15–2:00 pm Investigator of the Year Presentation
2:00–3:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
3:15–3:30 pm BREAK
3:30–4:30 pm 10 Questions to Ask in Your Investigations / Report Writing
While the overall event dates are generally set well in advance, the individual session times are subject to change without notice.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

The nightly room rate is $175.00++. To book your stay within the ARELLO room block, click here.

Attendees must book their room no later than October 1, 2024. 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be in writing and sent to ARELLO's Chief Executive Officer. Cancellations received at or before September 22, 2024 11:59pm ET (30 days prior to the start of the event) will receive a full refund. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received between September 23, 2024 12:00am ET and October 12, 2024 11:59pm ET (10 days prior to the start of the event). No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 13 12:00am ET.

Refunds for cancellations due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the ARELLO Chief Executive Officer.

Registration Fee Information

General Admission

All registrants pay the same fee for this event.

  • Everyone
  • Everyone
Registration closes on:9/28/24
Please note that registration fees for attendees are set to ensure ARELLO's costs are covered including the hotel/venue service charges and state and local taxes. Every effort is made to make these reasonable and affordable for our members.


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