(a) Pre-effective-date transactions or liens. Except as otherwise provided in this part, this article applies to a transaction or lien within its scope, even if the transaction or lien was entered into or created before this article takes effect.
(b) Continuing validity. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) and Sections 7-9A-703 through 7-9A-709:
(1) transactions and liens that were not governed by former Article 9, were validly entered into or created before January 1, 2002, and would be subject to this article if they had been entered into or created after January 1, 2002, and the rights, duties, and interests flowing from those transactions and liens remain valid after January 1, 2002; and
(2) the transactions and liens may be terminated, completed, consummated, and enforced as required or permitted by this article or by the law that otherwise would apply if this article had not taken effect.
(c) Pre-effective-date proceedings. This article does not affect an action, case, or proceeding commenced before January 1, 2002.