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

TideWire LLC

4948 Herkimer St., Annandale 22003

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 13-10957-RGM

Date filed: March 1

Attorney: Alexander Craig Vincent, 301-255-0549

Assets: $50,001 to $100,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Ricondo & Associates, $305,442

Welch Construction Group

2828 N. 24th St., Arlington 22207

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 13-10970-BFK

Date filed: March 7

Attorney: Sean R. Hanover, 703-402-2723

Assets: zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

District of Columbia

Common Sense Media LLC

5185 MacArthur Boulevard NW, No. 642, Washington 20016

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 13-00129

Date filed: March 5

Attorney: Warren E. Gorman, 301-654-5757

Assets: Not disclosed

Liabilities: Not disclosed

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

— Compiled by Vanessa Small