Yvan Guy Larocque+

Founder & Lawyer

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. Yvan often advises on corporate structuring and reorganizations, as well as governance and policy development, for Indigenous governments and Indigenous Economic Development groups. He also advises on commercial matters in various industries, including in relation to equity & debt financing, taxation, natural resource development, land & real estate development, mergers & acquisitions, and general business and economic development.

Yvan was born and raised in Sainte-Anne, Manitoba and is a proud citizen 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. 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 Senior Clinical Instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, where he is a Supervising Lawyer in the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic and the Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Arts. He also teaches in the Juris Doctor program, including courses on Legal Negotiations, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, and Contracts.

Affiliations

 

+ Larocque Business Law Corporation

Education

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.

Education

  • 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

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.