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

Genesis Software Corp.

610 Herndon Pkwy., Suite 400, Herndon, Va. 20170

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-12418-SSM

Date filed: June 3

Attorney: Bruce W. Henry, 703-273-1900

Assets: $46,998

Liabilities: $549,199

Largest unsecured creditor: Wachovia Bank, National Association, $403,274

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Mouse Trap Wireless Inc.

4907 Howard Ave., Beltsville, Md. 20705

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-23466

Date filed: June 3

Attorney: Jonathan C. Silverman, 301-441-9000

Assets: Not disclosed

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Allfirst Bank, $33,521

Yestertime Crafts Inc.

54 Drury Dr., La Plata, Md. 20646

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-23611

Date filed: June 4

Attorney: John D. Burns, 301-441-8780

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $50,001 to $100,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

AmeriDebt Inc., also known as Consumer Counseling Services Inc., American Debt Counseling Association and AmeriDebt

12800 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown, Md. 20874

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-23649

Date filed: June 5

Attorney: Nelson Deckelbaum, 301-961-9200

Assets: $8,387,748

Liabilities: $12,362,694

Largest unsecured creditor: Michael Cass, $8,000,000, Disputed

District Court

Environmental Land Technology Ltd.

1221 24th St. NW, Suite 805, Washington, D.C. 20037

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-00926

Date filed: June 8

Attorney: Donald A. Workman, 202-672-5300

Assets: $10,000,001 to $50 million

Liabilities: $50,000,001 to $100 million

Largest unsecured creditor: James P. Doyle, $40,000,000, Disputed

-- Compiled by Judith Mbuya