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.


BA Psychology , Roosevelt University

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Additional Information

Jason has 27 years’ experience as an aviation professional, Accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), Accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the Association of Online Appraisers (AOA), and an Accredited Senior Aircraft Appraiser with the Appraisers National Association (ANA). Jason is a former aircraft broker, inventorying dealer, acquisition agent, aircraft owner, and aircraft operator. He is an experienced contract negotiator, consultant, teacher, conference speaker, and author. He has qualified as an expert witness in both Federal and State courts. He has 15 years’ experience as an inventory aircraft dealer with a 300-million-dollar credit facility, and over 4.5 billion in completed aircraft transactions. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as the Public Relations Director of the American Society of Appraisers Chicago Chapter 033. Jason sits on the board of FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association) Chicago Chapter and GLADA (Global Licensed Aircraft Dealers Association). He frequently performs appraisal reviews and peer reviews related to aircraft appraisals. Jason works internationally with numerous foreign cultures and clients, as well as a number of aircraft manufacturers and fleet operators. Appraisal experience includes over 2000 appraisals on aircraft ranging from light sport through commercial airliners. Jason has appraised and has experience with Airbus, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault, Cessna, Pilatus, Beechcraft, Honda Jet, King Air’s, Lear Jet, Embraer, Eclipse, Epic, 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 and commercial aviation transactions •Breach of contract disputes • Diminution in Value