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

Belay & Belay Investment Inc., doing business as Copyrite Printing

1250 I St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 (P.O. Box 868 Annandale, Va. 22003)

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-12449-RGM

Date filed: June 27

Attorney: Richard G. Hall, 703-256-7159

Assets: $53,719

Liabilities: $249,169.

Largest unsecured creditor: Wells Fargo Bank, $86,000

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Ashton Rhoades Agency Inc.

1901 Gold Mine Rd., Brookeville, Md. 20833

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-24830

Date filed: June 29

Attorney: Linda D. Regenhardt, 703-848-2828

Assets: $138,101

Liabilities: $1,835,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Verizon, $1,500,000

LNM Corp.

7571 Lindbergh Dr., Gaithersburg, Md. 20879

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 05-24750

Date filed: June 29

Attorney: Matthew H. Simmons 301-662-9122

Assets: Not disclosed

Liabilities: Not disclosed

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

-- Compiled by Elliot Postell