letters of intent

A letter of intent (LOI) is a document that summarizes the understanding between two or more parties regarding a potential transaction. LOIs are commonly used when the parties are contemplating a merger-acquisition, joint venture, real estate purchase or lease, or other significant transaction. An LOI outlines the general terms of the deal, often with the stated understandings that the specific terms of any deal are subject to further negotiation, and that the parties are not obligated to complete a transaction. Because the parties will likely be disclosing confidential information—including the fact that they are having such discussions—the LOI should usually include confidentiality and nondisclosure terms.

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes