Yvan Guy Larocque


Yvan was born and raised in Sainte-Anne, Manitoba and is a proud member of the Manitoba Métis Federation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Yvan served in the Canadian Armed Forces in both the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force. He has dedicated his career to serving Indigenous communities, businesses, and entrepreneurs. When he’s not working, Yvan enjoys spending time with his wife Joleen and their two dogs, Luna and Rosie, as well as enjoying his favourite hobbies, playing music and attending concerts.

Yvan Guy Larocque

Community Partner

Yvan loves working with communities, businesses, and entrepreneurs, providing innovative legal solutions and services to help them achieve their goals. He believes in working collaboratively with clients by responding to their needs in an efficient, friendly, and down-to-earth manner.


Yvan works with entrepreneurs and businesses in various sectors and at various stages of development. He advises, and negotiates on behalf of, Indigenous-owned businesses and governments in the development of meaningful business ventures. He often advises on corporate structuring and reorganizations, as well as governance and policy development. As well, Yvan is always interested in working with leaders and entrepreneurs in high-growth businesses and industries. He often advises businesses on start-up and financing, privacy and technology, corporate and commercial, and M+A matters.


Prior to establishing Larocque Business Law, Yvan worked as a lawyer at one of Canada’s top 10 boutique business law firms. He is also a Practicing Professional Instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law where he teaches Corporate and Commercial Law.


  • Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School with a specialization in Business Law
  • Juris Doctor from the Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC) in the Indigenous Legal Studies Program, with a Business Law Concentration and a Specialization in Aboriginal Law
  • Graduate of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manitoba



  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia
  • Called to the Bar of Manitoba
  • Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law Section
  • Board Director of Indspire
  • Board Director of the Neeginan Centre
  • Board Director of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

We offer practical and effective legal advice to businesses and organizations in various industries and stages of development, in a friendly and down-to-earth manner.