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

Rainbow Chef Corp., doing business as Bon Appetit Bakery Cafe

13926 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly, Va. 20151

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-14147

Date filed: Oct. 5

Attorney: Thomas P. Gorman, 703-549-5000

Assets: Zero

Liabilities: $215,278

Largest unsecured creditor: Haft/Equities-Sully Plaza Ltd., $200,000

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Celtic Sheet Metal LLC

12116 Conway Rd., Beltsville, Md. 20705

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-32461

Date filed: Oct. 1

Attorney: Wendelin I. Lipp, 301-951-9328

Assets: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Liabilities: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

Celtic Construction Inc.

12116 Conway Rd., Beltsville, Md. 20705

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-32462

Date filed: Oct. 1

Attorney: Wendelin I. Lipp, 301-951-9328

Assets: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Liabilities: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

LaDova Heights LLC

P. O. Box 29, Cabin John, Md. 20818-0029

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-32781

Date filed: Oct. 6

Attorney: Morton Faller, 301-231-0928

Assets: Zero

Liabilities: $1,079,843

Largest unsecured creditor: Robert Hahn, $430,000

Rehco Co.

P. O. Box 29, Cabin John, Md. 20818-0029

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-32785

Date filed: Oct. 6

Attorney: Morton Faller, 301-231-0928

Assets: Zero

Liabilities: $1,341,588

Largest unsecured creditor: Mary Hahn, $360,000

Main Street Automotive Inc.

11301 Cherry Hill Rd., Beltsville, Md. 20705

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-32788

Date filed: Oct. 6

Attorney: Stanley N. Tashoff, 301-948-1466

Assets: Zero

Liabilities: $42,924

Largest unsecured creditor: Petroleum Marketing Group, $30,000

District Court

Goose Creek LLC

3411 Oakwood Terrace NW, Washington 20010

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-01480

Date filed: Oct. 1

Attorney: Richard Rosenblatt, 301-838-0098

Assets: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Ralph Kaiser Co., amount not disclosed

Midtown Montessori School Inc.

P.O. Box 90385, Washington, DC 20090

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-01486

Date filed: Oct. 4

Attorney: Jaimee L. Witten, 202-942-5848

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

-- Compiled by Judith Mbuya