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

Coles Surety Company LLC

4085 Chain Bridge Rd., #100, Fairfax, Va. 22030

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 11-18141-BFK

Date filed: Nov. 11

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

Assets: zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $500,001 to $1 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

Brian Cole Bail Bond LLC

4085 Chain Bridge Rd., #100, Fairfax, Va. 22030

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 11-18142-BFK

Date filed: Nov. 11

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

Assets: zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $500,001 to $1 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

maryland District
greenbelt

Wintara Inc.

6710 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Md. 20745

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 11-32303

Date filed: Nov. 10

Attorney: James P. Koch, 410-539-7816

Assets: Not disclosed

Liabilities: Not disclosed

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

Gersan Fire Technology Inc.

5120 Frolich Lane, Tuxedo, Md. 20781

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 11-32322

Date filed: Nov. 10

Attorney: Se Hoon Kang, 571-278-3728

Assets: zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

— Compiled by Vanessa Small