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

6830 Elm L.C. of 6830 Elm St., McLean, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 10. The company listed assets and liabilities each as $1,00,001 to $10 million.

Crystal Car Care Inc. of 3700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 10. The company listed assets as $100,001 to $500,000 and liabilities as $50,001 to $100,000.

Seven Eagle Development Inc. of 6201 Point Circle, Centreville, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 11. The company did not list assets; liabilities were listed as $100,001 to $500,000.

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Marlboro Florist Inc. of 11514 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 6. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $100,001 to $500,000.

Chasenberg Enterprises Inc., doing business as the Auto Salon Ltd. of 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 6. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $100,001 to $500,000.

Innovative Graphic Technologies Inc. of 352 Dameron South, Laurel, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 7. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $500,001 to $1 million.

Next Step Graphics Inc. of 352 Dameron South, Laurel, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 7. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $50,001 to $100,000.

RSG Associates Inc. of 1930 Autumn Ridge Circle, Silver Spring, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 12. The company listed assets as $100,000 to $499,000 and liabilities as $500,000 to $999,000.

TC Trucking Inc. of 10831 Sir Barton Circle, Damascus, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 12. The company listed assets and liabilities each as less than $50,000.

Do It Yourself Security System Inc. of 3120 Spriggs Request Way, Mitchellville, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 12. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $50,001 to $100,000.