Major terms that should be included in a letter of intent, however, include the total price to be paid, including the down payment and the installment payments; a description of assets or stock to be sold; tax allocation of the price among fixed assets, goodwill, non_compete covenants, and consulting fees; and target dates for contract signing and closing. Of all of these components, price and payment terms are easily the most important elements of the letter.
L. A simple but sometimes overlooked item. Include language that allows the LOI to be signed in counter_parts. Again, this is a small item but it can save you days in the process. A Letter of Intent is a terrific tool for helping to get your transaction off to good start and moving it toward closing more efficiently. While the information above certainly isn't exhaustive, it provides a great platform. As stated above, always consult the proper professional before acting.