Jason Zilberbrand, ASA, CAA, ISA AM, AOA AM, MRAeS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: VREF Aircraft Value Reference, Appraisal & Expert Witness Services
  • Phone: 844-303-VREF
  • Cell: 312-961-0934
  • Website: www.VREF.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Aviation & Aerospace and Appraisal & Valuation

Specialty Focus: Business aviation transactions, Breach of contract disputes, Corporate breach of contract, Back to back disputes, Agent agreements, Aircraft valuation, valuation standards, Aircraft diminution of value, Engine and Aiframe maintenance programs, Turbine engine preservation and storage, resale.

Education: BA Psychology , Roosevelt University

Years in Practice: 26

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8


Additional Information

27 years as an aviation professional, Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the Association of Online Appraisers (AOA), Senior Accredited Aircraft Appraiser with the Appraisers National Association (ANA), aircraft broker, inventorying dealer, acquisition agent, aircraft owner, aircraft operator, contract negotiator, consultant, teacher, conference speaker, and author. He has qualified as an expert witness in Federal and State Court. He has 15 years’ experience as an inventory aircraft dealer with a 300-million-dollar credit facility, and over 4.5 billion in aircraft transactions. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a Board Member of the American Society of Appraisers Chicago Chapter 033 and GLADA. He frequently performs appraisal reviews, peer reviews related to aircraft appraisal. Works internationally with numerous foreign cultures. Teaching experience includes ASA ME201 training for MTS aircraft appraisers. Appraisal experience includes over 600 appraisals on aircraft ranging from light sport through commercial narrow-body airliners. Experience in AiBombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault, Cessna, Pilatus, Beechcraft, Honda Jet, King Air’s, Lear Jet, Embraer, Eclipse, Boeing, Piper, Mooney, Tecnam, Icon, Diamond, and Cirrus. Experience includes legal cases involving breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation in aircraft purchases, and diminution of value. Areas of aviation expertise include: • Business aviation transactions • Breach of contract disputes • Corporate breach of contract • Back to back disputes • Agent agreements • Aircraft valuation • Aircraft diminution of value, post-accident damage, insurance claims • Aircraft Depreciation, historical depreciation • Engine maintenance programs, Airframe Maintenance Programs, Power by the hour programs contract