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

Dickson Properties LLC

43312 Vestals Place, Leesburg, Va. 20176

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 11-18617-RGM

Date filed: Dec. 1

Attorney: Gary M. Bowman, 540-797-2765

Assets: $500,001 to $1 million

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

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

Marpech Investment Group LLC

3124 Colvin St., Alexandria, Va. 22314

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 11-18670-BFK

Date filed: Dec. 5

Attorney: John W. Bevis, 703-691-1334

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

Liabilities: $500,001 to $1 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

Maryland District
Greenbelt Division

Badtec Inc.

10155 Ward Road, Dunkirk, Md. 20754

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 11-33795

Date filed: Dec. 6

Attorney: Steven H. Greenfeld, 301-881-8350

Assets: $100,001 to $500,000

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

Largest unsecured creditor: James Ake, $115,000

— Compiled by Vanessa Small