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

Gom Tang E Corp.

4230 Annandale Road, Annandale, Va. 22003

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 11-17611-BFK

Date filed: Oct. 20

Attorney: Eugene Jin-Ho Cynn, 703-273-6203

Assets: $500,000,001 to $1 billion

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

NOVA Property Services LLC

19862 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, Va. 20175

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 11-17693

Date filed: Oct. 25

Attorney: Frank Bredimus, 571-344-2278

Assets: zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: John Deere James River Equipment, $49,935

Maryland District:
Greenbelt

Apnaghar LLC

11602 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20902

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 11-30786

Date filed: Oct. 19

Attorney: Jonathan C. Silverman, 301-474-5214

Assets: $500,001 to $1 million

Liabilities: $500,001 to $1 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Law Offices of Gingerich & Culpepper, $5,490

— Compiled by Vanessa Small