We have a saying in our firm that smooth transactions make successful transitions. Basically, if two parties cannot agree on the elements of the LOI, they will probably have a hard time negotiating while dealing with the minutiae of the purchase agreement. Normally, once the key points of the deal are negotiated up front, the rest of the transaction tends to work much more smoothly.
Bankruptcy Letter of Intent. Just like anything else in life, if you are planning a drastic change you should probably inform those who will be affected. The importance of keeping people informed is a requirement in some circumstances. A "letter of intent" is used in these situations. This letter informs companies or the public that future legal proceedings will occur.