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: 25
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 2
Jason Zilberbrand is the President of VREF Aircraft Value Reference & Appraisal Services. He is a Aircraft Appraiser, and expert witness, a former broker, former inventorying dealer, acquisition agent, aircraft owner, aircraft operator, contract negotiator, consultant, teacher, conference speaker, and author. He has 15 years as an inventory aircraft dealer with a $300-million-dollar credit facility, and over $4.5 billion in aircraft transactions.
After spending 25 years in General Aviation working directly with aircraft owners, operators and owning and operating his own aircraft, Jason knows the international aviation marketplace. He is considered an expert in aircraft valuations and aircraft purchase agreements, and his background is diverse with knowledge in technology and aviation.
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 contracts, and standards
• Statistical analysis of aircraft values
• Aircraft resale, aircraft import/export
VREF is aviation’s most trusted valuation guide and data source since 1994 providing valuations on all fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, engines as well as a comprehensive reference on all modifications, upgrades and maintenance expenses. VREF is the official valuation guide of AOPA and the only SaaS cloud based valuation platform in aviation with over 7000 assets being tracked daily.