The key points most commonly compiled in an LOI include: type of acquisition (stock or asset), detailed list of assets (and liabilities) to be acquired, purchase price, payment method, contingencies, data required to complete due diligence, and target dates for contract signing and closing. At its most basic level, the LOI says that, as long as certain criteria specified in the LOI is as represented by the seller, the buyer will purchase the company consistent with the terms outlined in the LOI.
4. LOI as a Source or Promoter of Undue Litigation. Aside from the legal problem of the ambiguity and uncertainty inherent in LOI, there is yet another major problem inherent in the document, from a legal standpoint. Namely, precisely because the LOI is basically ambiguous and non_definitive by nature, the document often easily lends itself to different interpretations and understandings at the hands of different parties (or even the courts), and thus lends itself, in turn, to being a fertile source for undue litigation and legal contests for those involved with the use of that document in their transactions.