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. District of Columbia

Falcon Enterprises Limited Partnership of Rosslyn filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 27. No further information was available.

Maryland District Rockville Court

Kaynette Inc., doing business as Kaynette's Hallmark of Frederick, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 2. The card and gift retailer listed assets of $67,885 and liabilities of $129,733.

Jackson and Hayden Enterprises Inc. of Bowie filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 2. The excavation and grading company listed assets of $21,784 and liabilities of $126,133.

Eastern Virginia District Alexandria Division

CFCF Inc. of Vienna filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 27. The real estate rental company listed assets of $425,000 and liabilities of $325,000.

Arrington Construction Inc. of Burke filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Dec. 27. The construction and remodeling company listed assets of $125 and liabilities of $696,137.

Future Technology Inc. of McLean filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Dec. 27. The computer system retailer listed assets of $10,000 and liabilities of $150,000.

Country Lake Deli Inc. of Sterling filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Dec. 27. No further information was available.

Riverbend Knolls Limited Partnership of Herndon filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 28. The development partnership estimated assets of $4 million and liabilities of $3.5 million.

Potomac Telephone Systems Ltd. of Alexandria filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Dec. 28. The telephone systems sales and repair company listed assets of $63,514 and liabilities of $1,365,374.

A.G. Van Metre Jr. Inc. of Lorton filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on Dec. 28. The transportation, dump truck and tractor-trailer company, which hauls construction-related materials, listed assets and liabilities as $14 million each.

American Dental Supply of Falls Church filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Dec. 31. The dental equipment sales company listed assets of $585,455 and liabilities of $1,841,657.