Effective and Efficient Letters of Intent

Production Date: May 20, 2014 Practice Areas: Law Practice Management Estimated Length: 4093 minutes


$ 59 Law Practice Management In Stock

The rubric Letter of Intent is oft-used, but frequently constitutes a misnomer with troubling consequences for counsel and client alike. These consequences sometimes arise because there is confusion both in the legal and business communities about what the term really means; i.e. that a true Letter of Intent's enforceability and legal effect stand between that of a pure contract and a mere Expression of Intent, which is unenforceable.


In this program, Morris Nunes begins by clarifying the distinctions between Contracts, Letters of Intent and Expressions of Intent and explains the circumstances when each is most appropriate. Next, Mr. Nunes details the essential elements to form a Letter of Intent as distinct from the other forms. The program concludes with a discussion of how attorneys can avoid misinterpretation of these related agreements, to ensure effective and efficient application of each.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Recognize that the term Letter of Intent can be misleading and must be used with care

II.   Distinguish between Contracts, Letters of Intent and Expressions of Intent

III.  Explain when and when not to use a Letter of Intent

IV.  Understand how to draft a proper Letter of Intent when a Letter of Intent is desired

V.   Prevent a Letter of Intent from being misinterpreted as a Contract 




Kristine C.
Dubuque, IA

Excellent presentation.

Thomas S.
Chicago, IL


Andrea W.
Downers Grove, IL

The written materials are much appreciated. Thank you.

Sandra S.
Buffalo Grove, IL

Excellent, clear, comprehensive, well organized and engaging presentation! I learned a lot!

Darrell R. J.
Orlando, FL

Excellent presenter. Please bring him back!

Retha M.
Columbus, GA

Good review and insight on documents (LOI's) that some of us prepare frequently.

Robert P.
Houston, TX

very good well paced presentation

Don K.
Houston, TX

good overview

Michael F.
Denton, TX

Very well presented.

jon s.
Brownsville, TX

Good work, Mr. Nunes. Thank you.

Lee W.
Naples, FL

The person giving this program was one of the better presenters out of all included in my package.

Robert E.
Spring, TX

Appreciated the sample LOI cover

Lawrence C.

Excellent, very organized & presented.

Kathryn S.
Atlanta, GA

Practical and to the point!

A E F.
Portland, OR

One of Lawline's best presenters. Thank you.

James D.
Coventry, RI

Surprisingly clear and interesting.

Dwight B.
Flatwoods, KY


Mark G.
Cincinnati, OH

Great presentation.

Neil G. W.
Chicago, IL

An interesting and detailed presentation that is very well done.

Diane R.
Park Ridge, OH

excellent content and presentation

Susan K.
Richmond, KY

excellent! thank you for your services!

Neil D.
Georgetown, KY

good concise survey of this topic.

Allan A. W.
Highland Park, IL

Basic nuts and bolts information. Materials were good and helpful

Ronald H.
Dallas, TX

Highly useful; right to the point.

Mary V.
Raleigh, NC

Very clear presentation. Substantive.

Robin W.
Lakewood, CO

Great presentation. Would take other courses from this speaker.

Robert S.
Englewood, CO

Good information.


well done

Reginald E.
Memphis, TN

Great presentation. Learned a lot

Logan L.
Manhattan, NY

Great class and speaker!

Nichole F.
Reston, VA

He is just as great in CLE instruction as he was when I took his class in law school. Very informative as always!

TeriMichelle J.
Chesapeake, VA

Excellent presentation!

Walter M.
Chesterfield, VA

Well presented program and very interesting.

Petra S.
Beverly Hills, CA

This was a very well organized and thoughtful presentation. I found it very informative and helpful.

Michael P.
Fairfax, VA

Very good program

John M.
Montross, VA

Very good

Mary F.
Fairfax, VA

Very well done!

Leo S.
Portsmouth, VA

very good

Diane M.
Fairfax, VA

very good refresher on LOIs

Deborah V.
Alexandria, VA

I believe this particular seminar should be required for all corporate attorneys as well as all officers, directors, and partners of a company and/or partnership. It was outstanding both substantively, from a legal perspective, and from a practical point

Frank C.
Washington, DC

Great Course and well presented.

Stacey T.
Chicago, IL

This was great.

Michael S.
Richmond, VA


Barry G.
Springfield, VA

Very comprehensive, and well presented.

Richard G.
Vienna, VA

Excellent presentation on an important subject.. Well worth the time.

Karen G.
Ashburn, VA


Cristian E.
Summit, NJ

Well structured presentation

Richard M.
Cumming, GA

Excellent presentation. I learned a lot.

Nathaniel F.

Well done.

Keith B.
Richmond, VA

Very good presentation on a topic that other lecturers made boring.

Gaston W.
Raleigh, NC

Mr. Nunes was an excellent presenter.

Kai D.
New York, NY

Mr. Nunes was excellent.

Frank K.
Bayonne, NJ

clearly presnted and informative

Justin B.

Nunes is always class

James A. H.
Williamsville, NY

excellent program thank you

Richard F.
Greenville, VA

Focused on a single topic, which was good.

Suhaib G.
Skokie, IL

INformative and on point to what I was looking for.

James M.
Chicago, IL

One of your best programs so far

julie f.
Portage, MI

learned some new things

James J.
Hackensack, NJ

Well informed presentor

Douglas W.
New York, NY


Roger Z.
Valatie, NY

Excellent speaker

Maria G.
Findlay, OH

I really appreciated Mr. Nunes's explanation of the taxonomy of non-contracts. Many thanks. Also, thanks to Lawline for the additional instruction for getting my paused program to resume where I left off.

Dmitri D.
alexandria, VA

useful subject, great presentation

Alan C.
Lakeport, CA

It was an interesting topic and provided information that I did not have previous knowledge of.

Reginia B.
Fairfax, VA

I would have liked for him to mention a court case or two that dealt with letters of intent.

little falls, NY

Excellent program.

Ferdinand K.
Cincinnati, OH

Very informative overview

Anne S.
Mercer Island, WA

Good detail level

Thomas G.
Alexandria, VA

Another excellent program from Mr. Nunes. Highly recommended.

Andrew C.
Fairfax, VA

Great seminar. Wish it could've been 30-60 minutes longer!