These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s local court clerk’s 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

Newington Auto Care Inc.

7215-B Telegraph Square Dr., Lorton, Va. 22079

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 12-17466-BFK

Date filed: Dec. 21

Attorney: Ronald J. Aiani, 540-347-5295

Assets: zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $50,001 to $100,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

District of Columbia

Washington Communities I, LLC

374 Maple Ave., Ste. 201, Vienna, Va. 22180

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 12-00848

Date filed: Dec. 28

Attorney: Kasey L. Edwards, 301-731-3303

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

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

Largest unsecured creditor: None

— Compiled by Vanessa Small