The parties to this appeal are partners in a partnership known as Peterson Towers Associates (PTA), formed for the purpose of constructing and operating an office and condominium complex in Anchorage. The partners are appellant Leah Peterson (one-third interest), appellees Harold Wirum and Mary Wirum (collectively a one-third interest), and appellees Vernon Hickel and Louis Palmer (collectively a one-third interest). Substantial differences arose among the partners concerning construction cost overruns and the amount owed by PTA to each partner. After the structure was substantially completed, the partners entered into an agreement to resolve a number of these outstanding disputes. This agreement was reduced to writing and signed by all partners on October 28, 1977 (hereinafter "October agreement"). This agreement established, among other things, that PTA owed $1,365,000 to Hickel and Palmer, and specified that PTA was to pay $650,000 to Hickel and Palmer to reduce the debt, "upon receipt of financing from Pacific Mutual."