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 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.