Dear Mr. Singh:
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I am an attorney licensed in the State of Texas. The following information is a brief answer to your question. However, if you feel that you need further information or that you have other insights which might help me in providing a better answer, please feel free to write back.
In regard to your question on whether you owe the Project Manager a $5,000 payment, my interpretation of the contract language would indicate that indeed you do. The referenced clause is called a condition precedent. In other words, before your obligation to pay the Project Manager arises, the construction documents had to be delivered to the city. From what I garner from your question, it appears that the construction documents were delivered to the city already. Thus, you are obligated to pay him the money.
You can breach your contract with the project manager, but you will be liable for breach of contract
damages unless you have a qualified defense. Unless you can point out something specific in the contract that the Project Manager failed to do, or some specific instance or failure of the Project Manager that goes outside the norm of industry standards for performance by a project manager, then you will likely be liable for damages. Unless it is more efficient to pay these damages, plus possible attorneys fees to the Project Manager, than it is to continue on with the Project Manager, then you should continue to honor your contract. The $2,500 settlement offer he suggested might be a good deal.
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