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Washington area bankruptcy filings for the week of March 12

These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s local court clerk’s offices.

Under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, a company is protected from claims by creditors while it attempts to reorganize its finances under a plan approved by the court.

In a Chapter 7 liquidation, a court trustee sells assets to pay creditors’ claims. The company then ceases operations.

Maryland District

Greenbelt

Cardinal Real Estate Group Inc.

2831 Galeshead Dr., Upper Marlboro, Md. 20774

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 12-13820

Date filed: March 1

Attorney: Pro se

Assets: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Liabilities: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Largest unsecured creditor: City of Greer, $1.4 million

Crawford Consulting and Mental Health Services Inc.

6490 Landover Rd., Landover, Md. 20785

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 12-14007

Date filed: Chapter 11 reorganization

Attorney: Raouf M. Abdullah, amount not disclosed

Assets: $100,001 to $500,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Joel Ganz, $29,138

District of Columbia

321 18th Street LLC

6328 Eastern Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20011

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 12-00170

Date filed: March 7

Attorney: Richard H. Gins, 301-718-1078

Assets: $500,001 to $1 million

Liabilities: $1,00,001 to $10 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Asset Lending Corp. and Drummond Real Estate, each $1 million

— Compiled by Vanessa Small

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