Moral of the story? If you're ever contemplating using a Letter of Intent in a business transaction, you had better watched out, it may not be as simple a matter as you might think. You better be very cautious, for it could result in unforeseen and unpredictable consequences!
Conclusion: The LOI is legal document containing the initial agreement of both parties to complete a contemplated transaction that is non_binding in its nature. The author is not an attorney and does not purport to offer legal counsel, but only provide a general overview of the letter of intent as part of the overall M&A process. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that legal counsel be engaged and represent both the buyer and seller during the entirety of the M&A process to ensure all legal rights are protected.