The following firms and individuals recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local clerk of court 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. Rockville Court District of Maryland Flower Hill Associates Limited Partnership of Rockville filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 21. The residential apartment complex listed $12 million in assets and $11.5 million in liabilities. Among its liabilities, the company owes $1.2 million to Aldre Inc. of Rockville and $10,408 to Flower Hill Central Corp. in Gaithersburg.

Phoenix Inc., doing business as Phoenix Inc. of Maryland, United Concrete Products, Superior Concrete Contractors Supply Store and Legore Quarry Glotren, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 21. No further information was available.

Idella Boone Thomas and Del Boone Thomas, doing business as Prophet Vending and Boone-Thomas Enterprises, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Dec. 21. The Silver Spring vending company listed assets of less than $50,000 and liabilities of between $50,000 and $99,000.

Pines Investment Limited Partnership of Rockville filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 21. The real estate rentals company listed assets of $5.7 million and liabilities of $7.4 million. Among its liabilities, the company owes $4.9 million to Reilly Mortgage Group of Vienna and $1.6 million to Jack Alfandre of Bethesda.

Alexandria Division Eastern District of Virginia Thompson Van Lines Inc. of Arlington filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Dec. 20. No further information was available.

Associate Physicians of West Fairfax, doing business as Reston Medical Group of Alexandria, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation. The multi-specialty physician's office listed assets of $635 and liabilities of $500,000.

Northern Gate Parkway Limited Partnership of McLean filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 26. The commercial real estate developer had both assets and liabilities of approximately $4.6 million.

District of Columbia ALO Associates Ltd. of 400 First St. SE filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 20. No further information was available.

Alabama Avenue Inc. of 1909 14th St. SE filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 26. No further information was available. By Brad Bennett