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

Yeatts Contract of Virginia Inc.

8466 B Tyco Rd., Vienna, Va. 22182

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-12220-RGM

Date filed: June 9

Attorney: B. Webb King, 540-983-7600

Assets: Not disclosed

Liabilities: $67,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Dillion Furniture Manufacturing Co., $67,100

Information Security Group Inc.

15800 Widewater Dr., Dumfries, Va. 22026

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-12290-SSM

Date filed: June 15

Attorney: Nancy Ryan, 703-639-5000

Assets: $100,001 to $500,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: MBNA/First Union, $25,700

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Private Protection Department Inc.

6192 Oxon Hill Rd., Suite 412, Oxon Hill, Md. 20745

Type of filing: Chapter11 reorganization

Case number: 05-23837

Date filed: June 15

Attorney: Crystal D. Harris 301-887-9000

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $500,000 to 1,000,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

WN&R Inc.

8950 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, Md.

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-23802

Date filed: June 15

Attorney: John D. Burns 301-441-8780

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: Zero to $50,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Lanham One LLC

-- Compiled by Elliot Postell