These firms 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.

Eastern Virginia District

Alexandria Division

B & M Construction Inc. of 9401 Burwell Rd., Nokesville, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation last Monday. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $100,000 to $500,000.

All American Fence Co. of 5787 Riverside Dr., Woodbridge, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation last Monday. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $50,000 to $100,000.

Dinette Depot LLC of 5350 Winfield Rd., Fairfax, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 29. The company listed assets as $50,000 to $100,000 and liabilities as $500,000 to $1 million.

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Washington Import/Export Corp. of 8400 Burchap Dr., Montgomery Village, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Tuesday. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $100,000 to $500,000.

Doe Mountain Enterprises Inc. of 8011 Quarry Ridge Way, Bethesda, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization July 30. The company listed assets and liabilities each as $1 million to $10 million.

C & P Renovators Inc. of 1423 Kings Manor Dr., Mitchellville, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 30. The company did not list assets or liabilities.

Vinyl Concepts Inc. of 7305 Baltimore Blvd., No. 303, College Park, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 26. The company did not list assets or liabilities.

District Court

CALIT, A Real Estate Trust of 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 29. The company listed assets and liabilities each as $50,000 to $100,000.